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Course Overview

This course is designed for Academic Foundation Program (AFP) doctors, although it is also open to any doctor aspiring to clinical academia. You will apply the generic research skills that you learned within other modules to a clinical context to further develop your skills towards a career in academic medicine. This course will facilitate your understanding of the important strategies and approaches that will underpin your future research career.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Mairi McLean

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description


Over the course of the PgCert second year, opportunities to undertake the various aspects of this module will be identified and instigated, directed by the student and aligned to their interests, through affiliation with a clinical academic mentor. This module offers opportunity to put into practice the generic research skills they have acquired throughout MT5026 by performing and presenting a clinical audit and generating a peer reviewed article.

1 clinical audit

1 peer reviewed article (for example original research, scientific review or case report)

The content and structure will vary depending on the clinical speciality in which the student is training.



In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


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Summative Assessments

Assessment will comprise: - Clinical audit assessment (30%) - Peer reviewed article (70%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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