This programme will provide a word-class education for advanced training in translational research, from preclinical discovery through to first-time-in-man studies in humans and clinical trials in healthy volunteers and patient across Neurology and Neurodegeneration. Students will be located in the internationally renowned UCL Institute of Neurology and the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre within the National Hospital for Neurological and Neurodegenerative diseases.
The course combines theoretical and practical teaching on both the breadth of, and complexity in conducting clinical research, Topics will include clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, research governance, medical statistics and the fundamental principle for using the correct use of enabling technologies within the context of medical research and drug development (e.g. genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, clinical study designs, biomarkers, imaging, electrophysiology, etc.).
They will part of the vibrant Neuroscience community at Queen Square and will have the opportunity to network with and undertake their research projects under the supervision of worldwide recognised experts in neurology and neurodegeneration.
By the end of the course students will gain a thorough understanding of the challenges in setting up research projects, and learn how to design, implement, analyse and report clinical studies. Successful completion of the course is likely to enhance chances to pursue career opportunities in clinical research, as well as to progress to doctoral or clinical research programs (e.g. clinical PhDs and specialist medical training for MBBS graduates) or to enter the Medical School for those students who wish to do so.