Ulster University

Ulster University

Stratified Medicine

The course explores how genes, lifestyle and environment can influence disease promises to revolutionise healthcare practices. Stratified medicine relies on using biomarkers (genes or proteins) to stratify (or split) patients into specific groups for diagnosing or treating diseases. The ideals of stratified medicine will be realised with the development of technologies and systems to predict disease, select the best treatment, and reduce side effects for individual patients. This approach to streamline healthcare provides more accurate clinical decision making tools.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have gained: A BSc Honours or non-Honours degree with significant bioscience (or biostatistics) from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification; and provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent) and evidence of competence in mathematics (GCSE grade C or equivalent); in exceptional circumstances, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating relevant graduate qualities may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their proficiency in English through the achievement of an IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band score (in the four bands of reading listening, speaking and writing) below 5.5 or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based).

Course modules

Module 1 introduction to pharmacogenomics and stratified medicine; module 2 computer programming, data management and analyses; module 3 clinical governance, regulatory processes and ethics; module 4 biomedical informatics; module 5 clinical trials design and patient recruitment; module 6 clinical decision making and diagnostic theory; module 7 in silico genomic proteomic and metabolomic analyses methods; module 8 stratified medicine and healthcare innovation; module 9 research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Online study - 3 years

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