In collaboration with departments in the Medical Sciences Division, the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, and with the NHS, the Department for Continuing Education offers part-time graduate courses designed to meet the interests and circumstances of clinicians and scientists in a range of disciplines and professions.
The programme currently comprises courses in evidence-based health care, experimental and translational therapeutics, paediatric infectious diseases, surgical science and practice, cognitive behavioural therapy, patient safety, medical statistics, systematic reviews, teaching evidence-based health care, qualitative health research methods, nanotechnology for medicine and health care and practical ethics.
Individual components are also available as free-standing short courses, allowing access to a range of opportunities including research methods, medical statistics, drug discovery, design and management of clinical trials, systematic reviews, innovation and knowledge management, ethics, medical education, patient safety, human factors and quality improvement.
Combining the expertise of senior clinical academics across the University with the Department for Continuing Education’s extensive experience in flexible learning, these courses are designed to allow effective study alongside professional work. Students will be part of a lively Graduate School community, their own particular studies being supplemented by interdisciplinary research seminars, training opportunities and social events.
Success in part-time master’s studies can prepare students for undertaking a DPhil.