Medical Sciences (Human Genomics)

• Study genes, their action and how they are passed on through generations • Learn how powerful technologies in genomics allow us to sequence a person’s entire genetic code: the genome, giving insight into the mechanisms of normal and pathological states, as well as the identification, diagnosis • Help contribute to the latest research in human / medical genomics and gain higher level insight into bioinformatics, ethics and counselling, new generation sequencing, genetics of cancer and infectious diseases, and epigenetics by studying modules and carrying out research at Masters level At present many scientific discoveries never leave the laboratories in which they are made. At the same time the needs of frontline clinicians – and their patients – often go unheard by those doing research. This career-focused degree prepares you to be able to fill these gaps, and thereby enhance the lives of patients. Our Medical Sciences degrees offer an innovative approach to learning that includes lectures from world-leading experts; supportive small-group learning; internationally renowned e-learning resources; hands-on sessions in research laboratories and clinical settings; inspirational clinician-scientist-patient sessions; and worldwide professional training placements. The curriculum combines contemporary medical science with the training required to undertake cutting-edge research. This four-year programme that mirrors the BSc Medical Sciences (Human Genomics) and includes an additional fourth year at Masters level. Genomics is the study of the structure and function of our genome. Genes are regulated to produce the RNAs and proteins needed for life, and these factors may be influenced by internal factors (such as genetic variation or disease states) or external factors (such as our environment). Powerful technologies in genomics allow us to sequence a person’s entire genetic code, giving insight into the mechanisms of normal and pathological states, as well as the identification, diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders. Topics include: • Medical Genetics • Medical Genomics • Pharmacogenomics • Genomics and Introductory Bioinformatics • Microbiology of the Gene • Final Year Project in Human Genomics You’ll develop an integrated, scientific knowledge that you can put into practice in a clinical setting and robust research skills, plus creative and inquisitive communication, leadership, critical appraisal and problem-solving skills. These key skills will prepare you for a career helping to progress scientific discovery into clinical and medical practice, ultimately to improve human health.

  • Qualification
    Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-01
  • Location
    University of Exeter (Exeter Campuses),ExeterUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £20,500