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).
Within this programme there are several academic awards you can study towards. You can choose to study either single modules, a PgCert, a PgDip or a full MSc. If you work in the NHS our modules are available with or without assessment, fully funded by Health Education England as part of your ‘workforce development’ (subject to available commissions). Each taught module is worth 15 credits. Core Modules Fundamentals of Human Genetics and Genomics Omics Techniques and Technologies; Their Application to Genomic Medicine Bioinformatics, Interpretation and Data Quality Assurance in Genome Analysis Research Project (60 credit or 30 credit) Optional Modules Molecular Pathology of Cancer and Application in Cancer Diagnosis, Screening and Treatment Pharmacogenomics and Stratified Healthcare Genomics of Common and Rare Inherited Disease Application of Genomics in Infectious Disease Cardiovascular Genetics and Genomics Introduction to Counselling Skills in Genomics Ethical, legal and social issues in applied genomics Advanced Bioinformatics
Progress throughout the course will be assessed through a variety of methods, including single best answer questions, short answer questions, essays and oral presentations. As this is a modular programme, there is no final exam; instead, each module has two assessments which must be passed for academic credit (15 credits per taught module).
How to apply
You can find extensive information about the support St George's provides for International students on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/offer-holders/international-student-support. This includes guidance on the visa application process, preparing for your studies, enrolment, support during your studies, and English language 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.
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