The MSc in Clinical Endocrinology is designed to cover a complete curriculum in Endocrinology for new entrants into the fields and as an update and extension for those already in it. The course provides clinicians with theoretical and clinically applied aspects of their discipline.
Gain a qualification from the University of Newcastle, The Centre for Endocrinology – internationally renowned for excellence in both clinical practice and in research.
- Learn from real clinical cases and an extensive range of specialised journals
- The Centre for Endocrinology is known for its ground-breaking research into the life-long consequences of endocrine diseases and their biological bases
- Experience international interactivity with group projects and lively discussion groups
- Gain confidence and see what you’ve learned in practice during clinical observations
What you’ll study
The curriculum will be covered in a ‘taught course’ of 3 terms divided into modules. Three modules will be covered in each of the first and second terms and two modules in the third term, thus there are 8 taught modules alongside (for students completing the full MSc programme) a 60-credit dissertation module.
Each taught module accounts for 15 credits and each module takes 4 weeks to cover the taught materials including one or more module assignments. Teaching will make use of blended learning methods and the ‘flipped classroom’ model. This means that you will study a number of elements using online materials including lectures, podcasts, guided reading exercises and so on, with regular face-to-face tutorials in which various activities incorporating individual and group work will help you to consolidate your learning.
In parallel with the taught course, you will have available a programme of clinical observation sessions across several domains including general endocrinology, specialist endocrinology, endocrine investigations and therapies and regular clinical academic meetings.
You will complete a reflective portfolio log-book in which your experiences are mapped to each of the modules.
Following on from the above modules you will work on and complete a dissertation for the remainder of the programme. The project title and research/dissertation format will be agreed between yourself and the course organiser and may take the form of independent clinical research or a dissertation based on clinical cases.
Occasionally, students may choose to omit the dissertation, completing the programme at the stage of postgraduate diploma.
- Eight compulsory modules
- Endocrinology: Core Knowledge and Key Skills
- Hypothalamus and Pituitary
- Calcium and Bone
- Reproductive, Pregnancy and Paediatric Endocrinology
- Clinical Chemistry, Gut and Metabolism
- Adrenal Cortex and Metabolism
- Endocrine Oncology and Genetics
- Clinical Endocrinology Dissertation
- Clinical Portfolio
- Written exams
- Coursework (essays, case histories)
The project title and format of your dissertation will be agreed upon between yourself and the course organiser. It may take the form of independent research or a dissertation based on clinical cases.
You will experience a variety of teaching and learning methods including seminars, podcasts and guided reading exercises, with regular face-to-face tutorials in which various activities incorporating individual and group work will help you to consolidate your learning.
You will complete a reflective portfolio log book in which your experiences are mapped to each of the modules. This clinical experience will help you to devise your dissertation which you will work on for the remainder of the programme.