This course is primarily informed by the design developed to equip graduates, and a diverse range of healthcare professionals, with an appreciation and education in genomics and genomic technology. As an emerging field of expertise this knowledge and understanding of genomics will prepare graduates to translate their newfound knowledge of genomics into the clinical setting to inform patient care.
This course has been developed in line with Health Education England, NHS England and Genomics England Ltd.
Students 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. A third module entitled Data Analysis for Health and Medical Sciences, will introduce the bioinformatic approaches required for the analysis of genomic data.
Students will learn and be taught through a variety of methods including: lectures, workshops, tutorials, practical sessions, work-based learning and guest lectures by professionals, practitioners and respected academics.
Employability is key to this programme. Our students will be able to enhance their employability skills through their education and training in genomic medicine, transforming both the specialist and general workforce within the NHS. Furthermore, for non-NHS funded students, this programme will prepare graduates for careers in the clinical setting for which a knowledge of genomics will improve service delivery to patients.
The masters’ element of this programme will require students to complete a Research Project or in depth literature review. Students will be encouraged to undertake their research project within the NHS, either within the students hosting NHS department or where they may expect to work following graduation.