PRLog (Press Release)
- Sep. 13, 2012 -
The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) have selected the School of Health Sciences at City University London as one of the 10 leading institutions in the UK to receive fully funded Masters of Clinical Research (MRes) places. City has been awarded 12 full-time bursaries per year for the next three years.
The NIHR are there to maintain a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals, working in world-class facilities, conducting leading edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public. They are a large, nationally distributed organisation, funded through the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.
In 2007 the UK Clinical Research Collaboration Sub-committee for Nurses published a report called "Developing the best research professionals"
which made a number of recommendations to support the development of research skills and academic careers amongst experienced graduate nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.
The bursaries will give healthcare professionals the opportunity to train in quantitative and qualitative research methods and applied data analysis from basic to advanced levels as well as opportunities to apply this research knowledge to clinical settings.
Dean of the School of Health Sciences, Professor Stanton Newman, said: "This is a significant achievement for the School of Health Sciences (http://www.city.ac.uk/health
) and positions us as one of the country's leading institutions for clinical research. The NHS is committed to developing academic clinicians and with this funding and our commitment to research excellence City will play a significant role in achieving that aim.
A knowledge and critical understanding of clinical research methods are becoming increasingly important skills for all professionals in the health, social care and private sectors, where an evidence based approach, supported by academic rigour is crucial to decision making, clinical practice and delivery of integrated services.
The MRes in Clinical Research (http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/clinical-resea...
) will provide you with training in quantitative and qualitative research methods and applied data analysis from basic to advanced levels as well as provide opportunities to apply this research knowledge to clinical settings.
The twelve full-time bursaries in MRes Clinical Research (http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/clinical-resea...
) funded by the NIHR commence on 1st October 2012. The bursaries will cover salary costs and full-time tuition fees for the duration of the 12 month course. Applications for part-time enrolment over 24 months could also be negotiated. The application deadline for the funded MRes places is 17 September 2012 at 12pm.