Develop your knowledge and skills in Molecular Pathology
The IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice Distance Learning course in Molecular Pathology is delivered in partnership with the Ulster University.
It provides a theoretical introduction to molecular pathology and its application and is intended to support those who are already trained and experienced in a specific biomedical science discipline but who wish or need to extend their knowledge and understanding as the new molecular techniques are integrated into their work.
CEP Molecular Pathology course dates
We will start taking applications for the 2024 in the week commencing 14 August 2023. The course dates for 2024 are stated below. Please note that each module last two weeks apart from the module in which Easter falls, which in 2024 is during module five, that module will last three weeks.
|Applications for 2024 open||W/C 14 August 2023|
|Closing date for applications||8 December 2023|
|Log-in details available||First week of January 2024|
|Introductory Module||5 January|
|Module 1||19 January|
|Module 2||2 February|
|Module 3||16 February|
|One week break||1 March|
|Deadline for submission of first assessment piece||7 March|
|Module 4||8 March|
|Module 5||22 March|
|Module 6||12 April|
|Exam Result Notification||3 June|
|Examination (Re-sits)||13 June|
|Deadline for submission of second assessment piece||14 June|
|Results Released||9 July|
|Certificates Sent Out||W/C 15 July|
CEP Course Information Summary
More information on the Certificate of Expert Practice qualifications including the reflective tasks within the modules, the expectations around participants involvement in the discussions forums and how the qualification is assessed can be found here.
CEP Molecular Pathology how to apply
To undertake this CEP you must have active Licentiate (LIBMS), Member (MIBMS) or Fellow (FIBMS) status of the IBMS at the point of application and you must maintain your membership throughout the duration of the qualification. To apply you will need to submit to the IBMS via email to the IBMS Examinations Team:
- a completed Certificate of Expert Practice in Molecular Pathology application form
- your payment of £710 (for the 2024 intake)
Payment can be made via Purchase Order (which should accompany the completed application form) or by card payment. If you wish to pay by card, you will be contacted for your card payment details once the application form has been received. On the application form you are requested to briefly describe why you are applying to undertake the qualification. Your application will not be accepted or rejected based on what is stated instead this information is being requested simply to enable us to understand your level of experience and the motivation for applying. Candidates are only allowed to undertake one of the distance learning courses at a time.
Grant Funding (Updated 1 September 2023)
The employers of candidates in England who are undertaking any the distance learning Certificate of Expert Practice (CEP) qualification in 2024 will be eligible for a grant to support the training of the individual. This funding will be £500 per candidate. Claims will not be accepted until the course commences in January 2024. More details can be found here.