Under the guidance of the iMATCH team, a new Masters of Science (MSc) degree in Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) has opened to enrolment at the University of Manchester. This course is believed to be a world first focussing on this rapidly evolving area of medicine which is increasingly being used to treat a broad range of malignant and non-malignant diseases.
The MSc is designed to equip students, the workforce of tomorrow, with the necessary understanding of the challenges of bringing an ATMP through development and to patients. It has been created by leading professionals in the field with an aim to deliver both a broad overview of all aspects of the field of ATMP development and delivery as well as detailed insights into the rapidly evolving arena. In this unique course, students can choose to follow laboratory based or clinical research-based content with optional modules available covering a wide variety of ATMP indications.
The course is taught by experts in advanced therapies from across industry, academia, the health care and regulatory sector. Students will have extensive opportunities to interact with tutors to broaden their knowledge and experience of this exciting new field of medicine.
Advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) are new medical products that use gene therapy, cell therapy, and tissue engineering.
This is a fast paced and rapidly evolving area of medicine which is increasingly being used to treat a broad range of malignant and non-malignant diseases.
Our MSc is designed to equip you, the researchers of tomorrow, with the necessary understanding of the challenges of bringing an ATMP through development and to patients.
This will be achieved not only through the multi-disciplinary nature of the course content but through the range of expertise of the staff delivering the content which includes preclinical development scientists, regulatory professionals, clinicians and oncologists.
This MSc aims to deliver a broad and comprehensive overview with in-depth insights into the rapidly developing and cutting-edge field of advanced therapies.
You will undergo comprehensive training in all aspects of the field of ATMP development and delivery.
In this unique course, you can choose to follow laboratory based or clinical research-based content with optional modules available covering a wide variety of ATMP indications.
This allows you to diversify depending on your interests and background.
The overall core content available to all students will cover the following:
- The different types of ATMPs and the clinical indications for their use.
- The ATMP pathway from preclinical research to clinical trial design, clinical delivery and licencing.
- The infrastructure requirements for the delivery of ATMPs pre and post licensing.
- The manufacturing processes for ATMPs.
- The regulatory framework for clinical trials, marketing authorisation applications and licensing requirements for ATMPs.
Taught by experts in advanced therapies from across the industry and academia.
You will also have opportunities to interact with and learn from experts within the field of advanced therapies to broaden your knowledge and experience of this rapidly expanding field.
Coursework and assessment
You will use a number of assessed and non-assessed activities to develop key skills and expand your knowledge base.
There are no written exams. Assessment is based on assignments, presentations and other activities such as moderated discussion boards and group work.
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Introduction to Advanced Therapy Medicinal (ATMP) products: from the lab to the clinic
|Designing and delivering an ATMP clinical trial ¿manufacturing and regulatory complexities
The following organisations have collaborated with us to develop this course:
- The Christie Hospital Foundation Trust
- Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
- Immetacyte Ltd
- Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult
- Innovate Manchester Advanced Therapy Centre Hub (iMATCH)
Anyone interested in the course should follow the link below