Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills - Further Information

St George's is pleased to be able to offer a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills (PGCRS) qualification to it's research staff. The course is open to any member of St George's staff who has a substantial research component to their position and is not currently registered for a PhD. Aimed primarily at an Early Career Researcher (research staff below the level of lecturer), the Certificate will focus on developing those research skills required to develop and maintain an academic research career, and improve the career prospects of research staff in an increasingly competitive market.

The Certificate will comprise 600 hours of study over the course of a single academic year, and can be integrated alongside a current research position such that the majority of a researchers current activities will contribute to the certificate. Formed of 4 interlinked 15 credit modules, completion of the course will lead to a 60 credit Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills. Further information on the Certificate can be found by following the links below:


Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills - Further Information

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills - APPLICATION FORM 2014-2015

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills - Entry Learning Needs Analysis (LNA) form

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills - Exit Learning Needs Analysis (LNA) form

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills - Entry Learning Needs Analysis (LNA) tutor/tutee completion form

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills HANDBOOK 2013-2014 

Postgraduate Certficate in Research Skills - FINAL TIMETABLE 2013-2014

 

Scheme of Assessment 2013/2014

 The Graduate School Skills Programme, Block 2 Timetable 2013-2014

 

Guidance Notes

Rationale and Analysis of Your Own Research Data - Research Skills and Techniques Module

Research Funding Proposal - Research Skills and Techniques Module

Module Reflection - Research Skill and Techniques Module

 

Analysis of the Research Environment - Research Environment Module

Preparation of CV and Job Application - Research Environment Module

Career Planinng Exercise including Careers Session and Personal Review - Research Environment Module

 

Experience of Supervision - Research Management and Supervision Module

2 Month Research Planning Exercise - Research Management and Supervision Module

 

Open Day Poster Presentations - Research Communication and Dissemination Module

Poster and Oral Presentations- Research Communication and Dissemination

Press Release and Summary of Scientific Data - Research Communication and Dissemination

Monthly Journal Club - Research Communication and Dissemination

 

 

Assessment Forms

Documentation of Meetings Form - All Modules

Rational and Analysis of Your Own Research Data - Research Skills and Techniques Module

Research Funding Proposal - Research Skills and Techniques Module

 

Analysis of the Research Environment - Research Environment Module

 

Experience of Supervision - Research Management and Supervision Module

 

Poster Presentation - Research Communication and Dissemination Module

Oral Presentation - Research Communication and Dissemination Module

Press Release and Summation of Scientific Data - Research Communication and Dissemination 

 

 

Press Release Manuscript - Survey of US public attitudes towards pharmacogentic testing

Press Release Manuscript - Power failure: why small sample size undermines the reliability of neuroscience


 

Journal Club Papers

Further journal club dates for 2013 will be announced shortly.

 

 

Journal Club Papers

Further journal club dates for 2012 will be announced shortly.

Thursday 8 December 2011 - Long-term effect of aspirin on cancer risk in carriers of hereditary colorectal cancer plus the supplementary appendix

Thursday 19th January 2012 - Public Health Document

Thursday 16th February 2012 - Biomed Central Document

Thursday 15th March 2012 - Konstantinidou Document

Thursday 5th April 2012 - BMS Public Health

Thursday 3rd May 2012 - Immunization Recall in Private Practices

Thursday 31st May 2012 - Explaining variation in referral from primary care to secondary care

Thursday 28th June 2012 - Raya heat shock protein

Thursday 19th July 2012 - Biomarkers Commentary

 

Journal papers from previous years can be accessed here:

2010/11

 

 

St George's is one of the first Universities in London to offer such a Certificate to it's research staff, in direct response to the Concordat to Develop the Careers of Researchers (www.researchconcordat.ac.uk). Entry into the 2013-2014 cohort will be limited, with a start date of October 1st 2013.  Potential applicants are  therefore advised to make their interest known as soon as possible to the Course Director - David Lovell - on dlovell@sgul.ac.uk and see the above linked document for further details.

 

Further information will be made available through these web pages as the course develops.

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