Translational Respiratory Medicine
Further develop your understanding of respiratory disease at the largest respiratory research faculty in Europe.
One of our graduates, Dr Francesca Conway, gives us an insight into a typical week as a Clinical Research Fellow.
Read about her week on the Imperial Medicine Blog.
Respiratory disease constitutes a highly common condition, reflecting a vast array of environmental, occupational and inherited factors. Patients with respiratory disease have a significant clinical and economic impact on the NHS and respiratory conditions have in turn a substantial personal impact on the affected individuals and their families. This course gives students the unique opportunity to study in depth the science underlying a number of respiratory conditions and their effective management.
This course will comprise three core teaching blocks, a self-directed learning block involving independent and group work, and a 14-week research project.
Aims and objectives
The aim of this course is to provide a scientific basis for the practice of, and research into, respiratory medicine. The course content will include the study of a broad range of respiratory sciences including:
- Physiology and pharmacology
- Epidemiology of lung diseases
- Pulmonary diagnostics
There is a strong practical element to the course with students being given the opportunity to attend clinics and observe novel diagnostic procedures in a research-active environment, thus relating their newly acquired scientific knowledge in a variety of clinical contexts.
Our BSc students will have access to the Faculty of Medicine's grand rounds and seminars, often delivered by prestigious international visiting scientists, and will attend a national conference. By the end of the BSc, students will have gained an understanding of the scientific basis of lung diseases, the aetiological factors involved, the investigation of these processes, and novel treatments not yet in routine practice.
This is a one-year intercalated BSc. To be eligible to apply you must:
- Be registered on a recognised Medical, Dental or Veterinary course at a UK or Irish university.
- Have completed at least one year of that course before you apply to Imperial. i.e. you must be at least in Year 2 in 2023/24.
- Have at least one year of your degree left when you return to your home institution after completing your intercalated BSc.
Admissions for 2024-25 entry are now open. The application deadline will be 16:00 on friday 1 March 2024.
Selection is based on your application form and the supporting documents you will upload with your application. Please find further information about the application process in the downloadable Imperial College London Intercalated BSc Guide for 2024-25 entry (PDF)
The BSc Translational Respiratory Medicine will run from Monday 23 September 2024 until Friday 23 May 2025. The term dates can be found in the downloadable BSc Dates and Course Structure 2024-25 (PDF)
If you have any queries about the application process, please email the Faculty Education Office (BSc Team) at firstname.lastname@example.org.