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Genomic Medicine PgCert/PgDip/MSc

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Full time | St George's, University of London | 1 year | SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medicine (General) Medical Specialisations: F-O

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Genomic medicine is a rapidly evolving discipline that is already making an impact in the field of oncology, pharmacology, infectious disease and biomedical research. The science behind improvements to patients’ clinical care and health outcomes, it is supporting the development of personalised or precision medicine, ultimately saving lives.

This Master’s degree follows a curriculum designed by Health Education England (HEE) and is taught in partnership with King’s College London, giving you access to experts with different specialisms in, for example, bioinformatics and cardiovascular genomics. Both institutions are part of the South East Genomic Laboratory Hub, one of the largest providers of genomic testing in the UK and a national centre for specialist testing for cardiology, gastro-hepatology, haematology, neurology, respiratory and skin conditions.

As well as the MSc, the programme is structured flexibly to provide options for PgCert and PgDip awards, which can be tailored to your career or interest. Since genomic medicine is becoming part of clinical practice, if you are an existing healthcare professional looking to upskill, you can also study on a modular basis towards your Continuous Personal and Professional Development (CPPD).

Careers

This course is designed for students and healthcare professionals who wish to acquire training in genomic technologies and their interpretation within a medical context. Genomics is an area of rapid change, with a particular skills shortage in the area of bioinformatics, an area you can specialise in through this programme.

An MSc in Genomic Medicine will provide career opportunities for a range of professions, from laboratory-based researchers to diagnostic and healthcare professionals. Our graduates have gone on to work in clinical diagnostics, clinical trials, scientist training programme, bioinformatics, laboratory research assistant, and have continued on to study postgraduate medicine and PhDs.

Modules

Genomics of common and rare inherited disease
Advanced Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics
An introduction to counselling skills in genomics
Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Applied Genomics
Fundamentals of Human Genetics and Genomics
Fundamentals of Human Genetics and Genomics
Omics Techniques and Technologies; Their Application to Genomic Medicine
Bioinformatics, Interpretation and Data Quality Assurance in Genome Analysis

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

14,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

24,000

Entry requirements

You should have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2) in a relevant bioscience degree with sufficient genetics content. For healthcare graduates, a pass is required. All degrees must be awarded before 1st August on the year of entry. We may invite you to interview if are unable to make a decision directly from your application. Alternative professional qualifications, or previous related experience, may be considered and we encourage you to apply.