The MSc in Genomic Medicine is designed to fulfil the aspirations of the 100,000 genome project to create a world-class NHS workforce that both understands and can contribute to the application of genomics for patient care.
You will be encouraged to use your intellectual curiosity, creativity and critical thinking in the practical application of genetics, genomics and bioinformatics.
As a result, you will develop a better appreciation of the ways in which genetics and genomics will make an impact on your chosen area of clinical practice in an informed and responsible manner, benefiting your patients and their families.
Our teaching approach will emphasise the practice of genetics, genomics and bioinformatics in the NHS and academia as a partnership between multiple stakeholders, including strong clinical and industrial involvement.
You will learn from clinical experts from the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine and the Greater Manchester Genomic Medicine Centre, as they will lead the teaching on many of the course units.
Several companies at the forefront of bioinformatics and informatics provision for the 100,000 Genomes Project will also be involved, including Illumina, Aridhia and Eagle Genomics.
AstraZeneca and Qiagen will also help deliver an industrial perspective on pharmacogenomics and companion diagnostic development within the cancer pathology course unit.
We see learning and teaching as collaborative 'knowledge construction' that recognises the contribution of all stakeholders, including clinical and academic staff, service users, industry and students.
Acquiring knowledge and skills that translate into competencies will promote the delivery of high-quality care aligned with the principles outlined in the NHS constitution.
You will need an undergraduate degree (normally a 2:1) or overseas equivalent in a relevant biomedical subject including medicine & nursing. Flexibility on entrance requirements will be applied to candidates with proven appropriate extensive professional experience. International students must have an equivalent classification and you should refer to entry requirements from your country for further information.
Recipient: University of Manchester
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