Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics at University of Nottingham - UCAS

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Course summary

You’ll explore the molecular genetic basis of disease from both a human and infectious disease perspective. Key topics that you’ll cover include:

  • the molecular basis to human genetic diseases
  • the molecular basis to infectious diseases
  • molecular diagnostic technologies in healthcare
  • bioinformatics and statistics
  • research skills
On this course, you will:
  • experience an advanced study in the theoretical and practical aspects of the genetic basis and diagnosis of disease from both human and pathogen perspectives
  • be involved with an active research laboratory where you will develop the skills essential for a career in research
  • train to carry out critical evaluation of published scientific papers and develop the ability to report and interpret results
  • study the latest diagnostic technologies in healthcare
  • You will work with an active research group throughout your project - getting involved in research at the forefront of the University's research strategy.
This course is suitable for graduates in life sciences, biomedical sciences, and allied subjects, as well as those already employed in science, laboratory, or medical fields.


Common Research Methods: Molecular Techniques - 10 Credits Common Research Methods: Transferable Research Skills - 10 Credits Statistics - 10 Credits Microbial Genetics and Genomics - 10 Credits Gene Regulation in Mammalian Cells - 10 Credits Bioinformatics - 10 Credits Molecular Services in Health Care - 10 Credits Molecular Technologies in Complex Diseases - 10 Credits Molecular Basis of Genetic Disorders - 10 Credits Research Project - 60 Credits

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the topic being studied but you can expect: examinations delivered electronically (multiple choice, multiple response and extended matching questions); written examinations; oral presentations; essays; poster preparation; dissertation

Entry requirements

2.2 (Lower 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent); applicants should hold a minimum of a 2ii honours degree in Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences or allied subjects, awarded from an approved University. Applicants whose first language is not English will only be considered if they already hold an IELTS qualification which meets the criteria; IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

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Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics at University of Nottingham - UCAS