Medical Genetics

University of Chester

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Many diseases have a well-characterised genetic basis, while others are multifactorial with a genetic component. This course will give you an opportunity to explore genetic disease, the types of mutations leading to disease, and the consequences for treatment. Genetic analysis forms an important tool for the clinician, and developing parallel bioinformatics tools will lead to more effective personalised treatments. A further important aspect of medical genetics is the provision of evidence and advice for the genetic counsellor. The molecular revolution will continue well into this century and the number of effective genetic treatments will increase – so be well prepared to take part.

Course details

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

The assessment package for each module can include examination and coursework. The proportion of each will vary between modules, and the coursework may comprise a written report, a case study, a literature review, a poster or an oral presentation. The research dissertation will be assessed by the submission of a 4,000-word research paper.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC400
Institution code C55
Campus nameUniversity Centre Shrewsbury
Campus codeS

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC - BCC To include A-level Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Science
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM BTEC Applied Science considered
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE (Science) Diploma, with 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 must be awarded at Merit, 15 of which must be in Biology
Scottish Higher BBBB To include Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Science
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points To include 5 or above in HL Chemistry or HL Biology
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3 To include Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Science

A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Medical Genetics at University of Chester - UCAS