University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Medical Genetics and Genomics

This programme covers the delivery of a modern clinical genetics service, including risk analysis and application of modern genetic and genomic technologies in diagnostics and population screening. Students develop skills in problem solving, experimental design, evaluation and interpretation of experimental data, literature searches, scientific writing, oral presentations, poster presentations and team working. The programme explores the effects of mutations and variants as well as the current techniques used in NHS genetics laboratory diagnostics and recent developments in diagnostics (including microarray analysis and the use of massively parallel next-generation sequencing). New developments in medical genetics are incorporated into the lectures and interactive teaching sessions very soon after they are presented at international meetings or published, and students gain hands-on experience and guidance in using software and online resources for genetic diagnosis and for the evaluation of pathogenesis of DNA sequence variants. A variety of methods are used, including problem-based learning, case-based learning, lectures, tutorials and laboratories. Skills learnt include team-working, data interpretation and experimental design. Students have the options of: attending genetic counselling clinics and gaining hands-on experience and guidance in using software and online resources for genetic diagnosis and for the evaluation of pathogenesis of DNA sequence variants.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a degree in medicine or dentistry or equivalent qualification, or a degree with Honours or equivalent in a biological science. Applicants are required to provide 2 references and a full degree transcript with their application.

Course modules

Modules include: genetic disease, from the laboratory to the clinic; case investigations in medical genetics; Omic technologies for the biomedical sciences, from genomics to metabolomics; disease screening in populations; SNP assay design and validation; medical genetics dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (MedSci) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc (MedSci) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc (MedSci) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc (MedSci) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc (MedSci) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc (MedSci) Full-time September 2016 GBP 20,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc (MedSci) Part-time September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (EU) 24 months
MSc (MedSci) Part-time September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (England) 24 months
MSc (MedSci) Part-time September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc (MedSci) Part-time September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MSc (MedSci) Part-time September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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