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Masters/PGDiploma/PGCertificate in Clinical and Health Sciences with Ageing Newcastle University

The Masters in Clinical and Health Sciences with Ageing programme provides a broad education in the area of ageing and disease from a clinical and research point of view.

This online learning programme is aimed at clinicians, allied health professionals and scientists with a particular interest in various aspects of ageing. Students will already have a primary qualification (e.g MBBS, BDS, BSc) and be working in health or life sciences.

Clinical and Health Sciences with Ageing offers awards at Masters, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate level. Each offers the same Russell Group quality course and delivery as on-campus programmes. Students can also opt to study individual modules on a continuing professional development (CPD) basis.  Students will need to study a minimum of one to two courses from the list of ageing modules, depending on their chosen award. Courses are taken part-time over 1-5 years.

Choosing from the different courses in our module library, students are able to create their own bespoke programme of study in the area of clinical and health sciences with ageing, tailored to their own professional interests. The library covers a highly diverse range of subject areas in addition to ageing. Delivered entirely online, with no campus attendance required, students can study at a time and place convenient to them. The course is part-time and therefore ideally suited to the busy professional, combining study with other commitments.

Ageing modules include:

·         Ageing and Health

·         Clinical Research with Older People

·         Therapeutics in Older People

·         Biology of Ageing

All these modules with the exception of Biology of Ageing have accreditation from the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Student comment:

'Fantastic module which allowed me the opportunity to study at my own pace whilst working a full time job as a doctor.  Really supportive, contactable and available tutors and good mix of students from which to gain experience from.  I thoroughly enjoyed the content and have broadened my understanding of the ageing process significantly.’

Knowledge gained from this programme will develop students’ ability to treat age-related disease and confidence to prescribe for older patients (prescribing professions). Students may go on to specialise in the care of older people as clinicians, nurses and professions allied to medicine or in pharmaceutical development of drugs for older people. A career in academia is also an option.

Enrolment: annually in September and January or throughout the year as CPD.

Further information is available by emailing or telephone 0191 208 7032, or via the Newcastle University Postgraduate website:

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