Reproductive & Maternal Sciences

Programme Structure

The MSc (ClinSci) Reproductive & Maternal Sciences has 3 components to the programme.

  • Evidence-based Medicine and Research
  • Reproductive Science (Specialist Teaching)
  • Reproductive Science (Research Project/Audit)

Each of these components is worth 60 credits.

Evidence-based Medicine and Research

This course aims to provide core skills in critical review, communications, medical ethics, statistics and data handling, research methods and the principles of evidenced-based medicine, good clinical practice and clinical governance to equip students for their own medical practice and to prepare them for specialist courses in the MSc (ClinSci) Reproductive & Maternal Sciences.  Teaching starts at the beginning of Semester 1, where this will be the principal component of the teaching and then gradually decreasing as it progresses into Semester 2.

Reproductive Science (Specialist Teaching)

This course aims to develop the student’s knowledge of the physiological processes involved in human reproduction.  These include the anatomy and physiology related to conception and early human development as well as in pregnancy.  The proportion of overall teaching builds up during Semester 1, following onto in Semester 2. 

Reproductive Science (Research Project/Audit)

Research/Audit project to be planned in Semesters 1 and 2 and executed throughout course with submission and examination as a dissertation and oral presentation in Semester 3.