The course is aimed at individuals with an interest in ageing and geriatric medicine.
It will provide medical scientists, or scientists in a related discipline, with the educational resources to advance future research in cognitive ageing.
There are opportunities for some or all of the fees to be paid via a generous scholarship fund supported by the University of Edinburgh Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology. Please see below for further information on this.
With an increasingly ageing population, the need for strong research into cognitive ageing and the impact of intelligence on health through the life-course is growing. There is now a need for medically qualified research professionals in ageing.
This Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Ageing Research Methods for Medical Scientists will help medical or related scientists develop:
critical knowledge and understanding of classic and up-to-date findings in cognitive ageing and cognitive epidemiology;
a critical knowledge and understanding of research methods that may be applied to the study of cognitive ageing;
an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the research governance framework covering cognitive ageing research;
the intellectual skills to critically appraise cognitive ageing studies;
the intellectual and practical skills to plan, design and carry out cognitive ageing research;
the ability to undertake critically reflective study across a broad range of research methodologies.
The Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology will fund four scholarships this year, which will cover all tuition fees.