Students follow the same syllabus and complete the same coursework and examinations for each module as students who attend the University for lectures, tutorials and other sessions. The learning outcomes of the course, and the educational benefits on completing it, are identical to students taking the modules by normal attendance mode.
The course is designed to meet the needs of practising scientists requiring updating in the theory and practical uses of molecular biology in medicine. This includes the principles of recombinant DNA technology and gene manipulation and their applications in disease diagnosis and therapy.
Following the award of the Postgraduate Certificate in Molecular Biology in Medicine by Distance Learning, students can be issued with CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits by the University as approved by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) for modules from the School of Biosciences portfolio of Masters degrees in biomedical science. Also, students may, with the agreement of the appropriate Course Leader, use some of the credits gained on the course for APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning) onto other postgraduate courses in the School, such as the MSc Medical Molecular Biology, MSc Biomedical Sciences and MSc Medical Microbiology.
Postgraduate Certificate by Distance Learning
One year part-time
-Gene Manipulation (half module)