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Faculty of Medical Sciences

Research Opportunities

The research themes in the FMS are aligned with the category and specific research interests of staff.

There are opportunities to facilitate structured undergraduate research projects which are aligned with level 2 and 3 health science related courses and levels 3 and 4 clinical research courses for medical sciences. 

These courses are:
  • MDSC2008 – Health Science Research,
  • MDSC3900 - Practical Research for Health and Medical Students and
  • MDSC3200 - Understanding Research which span both programmes.

Most of the practical elements of the undergraduate research opportunities are aligned with research expertise and themes within the FMS. 

Postgraduate students (both research based and taught masters) are encouraged to pursue research within the confined time of the programme and within the research foci of the faculty.

Non-clinical research areas are primarily in the basic medical sciences.  These include but are not limited to:
  •  Validation of medicinal herbs
  •  Wound healing
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Microbial resistance and typing
  • Acute and chronic inflammation 
The clinical and translational research areas are undertaken by staff in the clinical phase and public health unit.  Our broad research areas based on faculty expertise include:
  • Chronic non-communicable diseases
  • Policy evaluation
  • Wound healing and diabetes
  • Healthcare systems and economics of health
  • Clinical audits of disease management
  • Social determinants of health
  • Antenatal health
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Faculty of Medical Sciences
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