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Genomic Medicine

MSc ( 2 years Part-time Distance Learning )

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Queen Mary University of London in collaboration with University College London, Public Health England, and Great Ormond Street Hospital

This is a flexible MSc course designed to provide healthcare professionals with a multi-disciplinary perspective on genomics and its application in medicine. You will be trained in state-of-the-art genomic platforms and informatics tools and how to apply them in the analysis and interpretation of whole genome sequence data from patients. The course is taught by a team of experts of international calibre in a stimulating research environment next to the Headquarters of Genomics England. Students will gain access to a flexible online e-learning platform (QMPlus, Eco360) which allows them to discuss and exchange ideas, share knowledge as well as access all lecture sessions in their own time.

NHS professionals can apply for places sponsored by Health Education England (HEE)

See also http://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/genomicsmsc/

Two intakes per year: September and January

  • MSc (180 credits)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
  • Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Advances in technology and informatics have fuelled an exponential growth in genomics research which in turn has transformed our understanding of disease biology and opening new avenues in drug discovery and patient treatment. Genomics has strong potential to impact patient care but will require highly trained professionals to implement it both at the level of the health care system, the pharmaceutical industry, and the broader biomedical sector.

The MSc Programme in Genomic Medicine is designed to provide healthcare professionals with a multi-disciplinary perspective on genomics and its application in medicine in particular rare genetic diseases, cancer and infection.

The overall aim of the programme is to offer participants the knowledge and training in genomics required to provide, develop and advance specialist scientific services around genomic medicine within healthcare systems. The programme will work closely with Genomics England to train students to analyse high quality genomic data and offer them the possibility to interact with international experts in this field. Working directly with patient data from the 100,000 genomes project will offer students hands on experience on how genomics may be applied to diagnosis and patient treatment. The course will offer opportunities for research and work experience projects in the participating NHS Trusts under UCL Partners.

Further Details
For further details please contact Dr Nina Ravic n.ravic@qmul.ac.uk

Structure

  1. Introduction to Human Genomics (15 credits)
  2. ‘Omics’ techniques and their application to genomic medicine (15 credits)
  3. Genomics of common and rare diseases (15 credits)
  4. Molecular Pathology of Cancer and Application in Cancer Diagnosis, Screening, and Treatment (15 credits)
  5. Pharmacogenomics and stratifying healthcare (15 credits)
  6. Bioinformatics, Interpretation, and Data Quality Assurance in Genome Analysis (15 credits)
  7. Optional Module (15 credits)
  8. Application of Genomics in Infectious Disease (15 credits)
  9. Dissertation [(a) 60 credits module or (b) 30 credits module + 2 optional modules x 15 credits]

Optional Modules

  1. Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Applied Genomics
  2. Genetics and genomics counselling
  3. Economic models and human genomics
  4. Expanding the content of the MSc in Genomic Medicine with workplace-based modules
  5. Professional and Research Skills

Further Details

For further details please contact Dr Nina Ravic n.ravic@qmul.ac.uk

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject from an approved educational establishment / professional qualifications or experience sufficient to satisfy the Head of Division and Course Director of the applicant’s fitness to pursue the course of study. Entry level guidelines for English Language: an IELTS score of ≥ 6.5 is required for these courses.

Learning and teaching

Two intakes per year: September and January

  • Full time taught “in house”
  • Part time-distance learning

Fees

Tuition fees

Fees are charged at a Home/EU rate for UK and EU nationals, and an overseas rate for International students - find out more about how your tuition fee status is assessed.

Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.

Alternative sources of funding

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide [PDF] for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.

Read more about alternative sources of funding for Home/EU students and for Overseas students.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079
email bursaries@qmul.ac.uk

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We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

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