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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Biological Sciences


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    See website for further details

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip, PgCert

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Genomic Medicine course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    09 July 2019

If you are a healthcare professional already working in the NHS, or you’re a graduate wanting to work in the clinical setting, this MSc Genomic Degree will enhance your career prospects.

This part-time Genomic Medicine course based on the curriculum of Health Education England, NHS England and Genomics England LTD, will equip you with; knowledge and skills to understand and interpret genomic data, an understanding of genetic and genomic techniques in a clinical setting, bioinformatic approaches required for analysis of genomic data, and advanced knowledge and skills to improve service delivery to patients.

On this programme in Genomic Medicine you will be introduced to the fundamentals of human genetics and genomics along with techniques required for DNA and RNA sequencing to study genomic variation observed in the clinical setting. Everything you learn will enhance your employability skills, whether you already work in the NHS, or you are a student who wants a career in the clinical setting.

Why Genomic Medicine at Swansea?

  • Top 3 Medical School in the UK (The Guardian University Guide and the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • 1st in the UK for Research Environment 2nd in the UK for Research Quality – Research Framework (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • Postgraduate students have access to facilities in the £100 million Institute of Life Science building
  • What Uni? Student Choice Award 2017 Winner – Postgraduate
  • Guest lectures by professionals and practitioners
  • Funded places available to eligible NHS staff through Workforce Education and Development Services
  • You can choose to complete a Research Project or an in depth literature review

Your Genomic Medicine experience

You will learn through a variety of teaching methods including lectures, workshops, tutorials, interactive group learning, work-based learning and guest lectures. This section could be with related to the teaching environment where the students come from all different disciplines e.g. clinicians, pathologists, pharmacists, laboratory technicians, nurses and GPs and so students will be exposed to many different professions and opinions that genomic medicine can impact - learning from each other.

Genomic Medicine employment opportunities

The Genomic Medicine course has been designed the course to provide you with an increased knowledge and understanding of Genomic Medicine, and the skills and knowledge you need to apply your learning to professional practice.

As such, this Master’s degree in Genomic Medicine will give you the in-depth knowledge of the field to potentially enhance your prospects for career progression.

Genomic Medicine modules

Modules on the Genomic Medicine course may include:

  • Bioinformatics for Genome Analysis
  • Introduction to Human Genetics and Genomics
  • Omics Techniques and their Application to Genomic Medicine
  • Ethical, Legal and Societal Issues (ELSI) in Applied Genomics
  • Molecular Pathology of Cancer and Application in Cancer Diagnosis, Screening, and Treatment
  • Application of Genomics in Infectious Disease
  • Genomics of Common and Rare Inherited Disease
  • Pharmacogenomics and Stratified Healthcare
  • Genomic Counselling
  • Machine Learning in Healthcare
  • Leadership in Practice: Context, culture and change
  • Research Dissertation
  • Systematic Review

How you're taught on the Genomic Medicine course

Your face-to-face teaching on campus will be supplemented with interactive group work learning. Throughout your degree in Genomic Medicine the emphasis will be on practical as well as analytical skills. Assessment is a mixture of multiple choice questions and case-study presentations.

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Visit the Genomic Medicine MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the Swansea University website for more details!




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