Genomics is one of the fastest-growing areas of research and development and our Bioinformatics Genomics with Foundation and Placement degree will enable you to build up comprehensive knowledge on this fascinating subject. Using a mix of computing, biology and medicine, you will explore the wide-ranging subject matter with an emphasis on practical learning throughout, all the while supported by our highly-experienced, expert tutelage. As the course progresses, an array of optional modules enables you to pursue the areas that interest you most and provide you with the essential abilities and competencies to progress on to a rewarding career. The Bioinformatics Genomics with Foundation and Placement course aims to prepare you for work as independent practitioners and researchers in areas such as: • the discovery of novel genomic targets for human health • drugs and therapeutic development • improving the quality of animal, plants and food health • innovations in agricultural breeding. The foundation year course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to continue onto your Honours degree. You will study a range of subjects that will underpin your future study and also gain valuable experience of university life, with full access to campus facilities. Successful completion of the year allows you to progress straight onto Level 4 of this course. Year One: At the start of the course, you will study molecular biology and explore the fundamentals of evolution and its impact on genetic differences, medical microbiology, biochemistry and genetics of diseases. This will give you a detailed knowledge and a broad foundation in the scientific underpinnings of the genetic causes of diseases. Years Two and Three: In the second and third year, you will develop specialist knowledge and skills in genomics and bioinformatics by exploring in detail genome biology, programming and computational analysis in R, bioinformatics modelling of gene products, the chromosomal basis of human disease, bioinformatics basis of Cytogenomics and nanobiology. Throughout the course, you will also develop bioinformatics and genomics techniques such as BLAST, eg, Phylogenetics, FISH, MLPA, aCGH, CRISPR, for designing and conducting omics research.
How to apply
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Must include a science subject at level 3. GCSE (or recognised equivalent) English and Mathematics at Grade 4/C or above, plus 2 further sciences.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|