This is the third of Oxford University’s highly successful nanotechnology Summer Schools. This year it will be focusing on applications of nanotechnology to medicine and healthcare reflecting growing interest in the subject and the University of Oxford’s position at the cutting-edge of research and development. The Summer School lasts for five days and the following topics are covered:
Monday 4 July: Introduction to nanomedicine – challenges and opportunities
Tuesday 5 July: Nanotechnologies for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering
Wednesday 6 July: Nano-Diagnostics
Thursday 7 July: Nano-Biosensors
Friday 8 July: Nano-Pharmaceuticals
Cost: £265 per day (students £135); £1195 5 day rate (students £595)
Students can enrol for one day, more than one day or for the whole week. For more details go to www.conted.ox.ac.uk/nanoss6
UK: University of Oxford – Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology
Drawing on Oxford’s well-established and universally recognised reputation for nanotechnology research and teaching, the Postgraduate Certificate is a unique part-time, online course for those seeking a thorough introduction to nanotechnology.
It is designed for scientists, researchers, production managers and technical managers within health and pharmaceutical industries, electronics, engineering, materials, manufacturing, food science and regulatory bodies and provides insights into the very latest advances in knowledge, skills and techniques in nanotechnology. The course is ideally suited to full-time employees who seek to gain an academic qualification in the field of nanotechnology. It is taken predominantly online, meaning that it is accessible to anyone in the world with Internet access.
The Postgraduate Certificate comprises three modules all of which can be taken as separate, stand-alone courses:
Module 1: The Wider Context of Nanotechnology
Module 2: The Fundamental Science of Nanotechnology
Module 3: Fundamental Characterisation for Nanotechnology (including a practical weekend in Oxford)
Innovative study methods are employed, including real-time online tutorials, access to state-of-the-art equipment for materials characterisation and use of the University of Oxford’s extensive electronic library resources.
This is what past students had to say about the course:
“Although my background is in physics by education and electronics by career, by taking this course it has been instrumental in me obtaining a research post”
“Excellent resources and well informed tutors were clearly the strong point of the course.”
For further details of the Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology, visit our website: http://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/nanopgc2011