Molecular basis of Human Genetic Disease (20 credits) – the molecular pathology of a number of human monogenic and polygenic diseases.
Genomic Science (20 credits) - sequencing, genome science, genome analysis.
Advanced Molecular Techniques (20 credits) - molecular biology laboratory techniques.
Functional Genomics and Research Skills Analytical Techniques (20 credits) - statistical genetics, computing, bioinformatics, quantitative genetics, research methods.
Advances in Medical Genetics (20 credits) – the cutting edge technologies and method in medical genetics, including personalised medicine.
Clinical Genetics and Diagnostics (20 credits) - current diagnostic techniques for a range of areas, e.g. cancer, infectious disease, congenital disorders, etc.Research Project
(60 credits) in silico
Please note: as courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the module lists you choose from may vary from the ones shown here.
Teaching and learning
The taught programme will be available with options for full-time and part-time MSc (180 credits), as well as individual CPD modules. Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma qualifications are also possible, requiring 60 and 120 credits, respectively.
Approach to assessment
Assessment methods used within the course are varied and are designed to be stimulating as well as academically rigorous. They are based on your learning needs, individual aims and the academic standards expected for the course.
You will receive unparalleled support from tutors and have access to state-of-the-art learning technologies via our Moodle platform. Our tutors have reputations for excellence and have established links with colleagues, organisations and institutions at national and international levels.
Embedded throughout the curriculum are skills that are essential to achieve quality outcomes for genomic medicine in practice. This will develop skills culminating in the research project, which will enable students to undertake research and evaluate new findings to implement in patient diagnosis, treatment and care, problem-based learning, work-based learning and inter-professional learning to develop skills for working in specialist and interdisciplinary teams. The development of skills in bioinformatics and use of genomic data will be a key outcome so the programme has a large proportion of hands on experience.