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CIMA Training

Clinicians
Researchers
PhD
MRes

MRes

This full-time, 12-month programme is designed for candidates with a first class or upper-second class undergraduate honours degree in a relevant biological science or clinical degree, or candidates with a Master’s degree in a similar relevant subject. We also welcome candidates from other backgrounds (e.g. engineering, mathematics, computing) who can demonstrate an aptitude for the biological sciences.

CIMA MRes graduates will be well placed to choose from a wide range of career options, within clinical practice, academia, or within the commercial/private sector. Upon completion, students will be equipped to embark on further research in musculoskeletal ageing in industry or academia and may be able to continue their studies by registering for a CIMA PhD in Musculoskeletal Ageing.

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PhD

CIMA PhDs

This unique programme offers students multidisciplinary training in the processes and effects of ageing in the whole musculoskeletal system. Students will be based in one of our three sites (Liverpool, Sheffield or Newcastle), and will spend the first year of the studentship undertaking our MRes in Musculoskeletal Ageing. Students will undertake placements in the laboratories of one or more of the collaborating partners and have access to an industrial mentor.

MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership

The MRC DiMeN (Discovery Medicine North) is a Doctoral Training Partnership between the Universities of Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield. One of the research themes is Ageing and Disease, and CIMA plays an integral role, providing training in the processes and effects of ageing in the musculoskeletal system, how ageing contributes to diseases of the musculoskeletal system, and how these may be ameliorated to help preserve mobility and independence in older people.

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Researchers (CPD)

For more information on opportunities available please contact the Centre Manager in the first instance.


Clinicians

CIMA has provided support to establish three Clinical Research Fellows who have undertaken research training in musculoskeletal ageing for a minimum period of 12 months. CIMA also offers training opportunities for Academic Clinical Fellows (ACFs) in associated specialties (e.g. rheumatology, trauma and orthopaedic surgery). For more information on opportunities available please contact the Centre Manager in the first instance.