Master Medical Genetics

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  • Objectives
    The MSc in Medical Genetics is designed to reflect the increasing impact of genomic sciences on our understanding of disease, medical diagnosis and research. In addition to a consideration of the basic science underlying genetics and genomics, the course covers the use of informatics and ethical implications of medical advances. The course aims to provide a high level of scientific knowledge and understanding of genetic influences on disease processes, develop an informed and critical appreciation of current and developing technologies and their IT requirements for gene and genome analysis, develop an appreciation of the IT tools used in medical informatics, develop a framework to assess ethical implications of developments in biomedical sciences. It will enable you to gain additional specialist knowledge in areas such as immunology or epidemiology of emerging infectious disease and enhance individual intellectual development through the research project and dissertation
  • Entry requirements
    The normal academic standard for entry is a Lower Second (2.2) UK first degree in biomedical or life sciences subjects. Other related subjects such as biochemistry, biological sciences or human biology may be considered on an individual basis. Equivalent overseas qualifications will also be accepted. Proficiency in the English Language is essential. If English is not your first language, you will require an IELTS 6, TOEFL 580, CBT TOEFL 237 or equivalent.
  • Academic title
    MSc Medical Genetics
  • Course description
    Course structure
    The MSc is a one year, full-time course involving 30 weeks of taught modules divided into two 15-week semesters. The part-time mode follows a similar pattern over two years. You take 7 core modules and an optional module plus a research project.

    Core modules:

    -Medical Genetics
    -Scientific Framework for Research
    -Molecular Diagnostics
    -Ethical Issues in Biomedical Sciences
    -Biomedical Informatics

    Optional modules

    -Metabolic Biochemistry
    -Bioanalytical Techniques I
    -Microbial Physiology
    -Development and Systems Physiology
    -Clinical Biochemistry
    -Biochemical Toxicology

    To qualify for the MSc award you will need to carry out a Research Project.

    Assessment is a combination of coursework, which includes poster and seminar presentations, essays, the research project and its oral defence and examination.

    Career opportunities

    The course will provide you with an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills for careers within the health sector, medical research, or in healthcare biotechnology.

    Attendance & duration
    -Full-time: one year
    -Part-time (day): two or more years

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