Skills for Geneticists
This module is designed to develop the skills required for students of genetics and medical genetics.Students will
meet with tutors and be given a series of assignments designed to develop skills in key areas such as essay writing,
presentations and general numeracy.Joint sessions will cover generic skills such as internet searching for scientific
sources, referencing and plagiarism.
Biochemistry Skills Development
This module is designed to develop the skills required for students of biochemistry and medical biochemistry. Students meet with their tutors and will be given a series of assignments designed to develop skills in key areas such as essay writing, presentations and general numeracy.
Joint session cover generic skills such as internet searching for scientific sources, referencing and plagiarism
Eukaryotic Cell Biology
This module will provide a broad introduction to fundamental concepts in Eukaryotic cell biology investigating the origins of the cell, cell structure and specialised cells and cells in disease. There will be a general focus on human cells throughout with reference to other organisms when needed. Students will gain practical experience in identification, differentiation of cells from different human and animal species.
Bioleg Celloedd Ewcaryotig
Bydd y modiwl hwn yn darparu cyflwyniad bras i gysyniadau sylfaenol ym maes bioleg celloedd Ewcaryotig, gan ymchwilio i darddiad y gell, strwythur y gell a chelloedd arbenigol a chelloedd mewn clefyd. Bydd ffocws cyffredinol ar gelloedd dynol drwy gydol y modiwl, gan gyfeirio at organebau eraill yn ôl yr angen. Bydd myfyrwyr yn cael profiad ymarferol o nodi celloedd, gwahaniaethu rhwng gwahanol gelloedd dynol a rhywogaethau o anifeiliaid.
Introduction to Genetics and Evolution
The module will provide an introduction to genetics and evolution. Concepts such as DNA discovery, structure and replication, gene transcription and translation, mechanisms of gene transmission, genome organisation, epigenetic modifications and mutations will be covered with an appreciation of how how these mechanisms have an impact on human disease and antibiotic resistance. The latter part of the module will cover the theory of evolution including natural selection, and explore the processes involved in speciation and how they can be applied at both the gene and whole organismal level.
Skills For Geneticists II
This module will give assignments designed to build on essay writing and oral presentation skills introduced in level 1. It will also develop critical evaluation, analysis skills for the understanding of peer-reviewed research papers.
Contemporary themes and techniques in medical sciences
This module aims to give students an overview of current and emerging themes in medical sciences, both from clinical and laboratory perspectives. This will cover topics generating high media interest, such as the COVID virus and alternative methods of transplantation as well as new laboratory techniques. In addition, the module will be supported by two practical classes for which students will be required to conduct mini-projects based around the identification of patient samples and how these are presented as research cases.
Skills for Researchers
The modern scientist graduate is expected to have gained extensive laboratory-based experience and this is certainly essential for any student intent on pursuing a research-based career. Skills for Researchers provides students with the opportunity to acquire the core skills to be able to conduct, analyse, interpret and present scientific experiments. A large proportion of the module will be spent in the laboratory gaining hands-on experience. Skills acquired in this module will form the basis for future experimental work, including the final year project. Students will have the opportunity to provide feedback to peers and engage with a variety of online learning materials.
The aim of this module is to provide a capstone experience to students¿ learning, through participating in their own
enquiry-based research project. The project may be laboratory or non-laboratory based, but it will always involve a
research question that is drawn from the literature, and focused on a topic relevant to medical science. It will ask a
novel research question and involve the critical analysis of research findings. Students will refine their oral and
written communication skills to a graduate level through creating an introductory presentation on the project
background, and a written dissertation and oral presentation on their research conclusions.
The module aims to provide students with a greater understanding of the human immune system and the causes of a range of diseases associated with immune dysfunction including autoimmune diseases, metabolic disorders and neurological conditions.
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
This module will provide students with a firm understanding of the principles of Regenerative Medicine that extend from cellular to tissue and organ repair and regeneration.
This module will focus on the practical aspects of revolutionary technologies, generated through research, that have the potential to significantly improve how we treat injury, illness and disease.
Teaching Science in Schools
This module is for students with an interest in entering teaching and involves placements in local schools.
The student will engage both in observation and in various teaching activities. The module will be assessed through
various methods including a written report and the teacher's report.
Introduction to Human Genetics and Genomics
The Introduction to Human Genetics and Genomics module is a subject-specific module in the MSc Genomic Medicine programme. This unit will provide essential and contemporary knowledge relating to genetic science and genetic disease. The module will prepare participants to understand disease genetics, how genomic medicine can be utilised to elucidate disease mechanisms and biology in the context of genomic medicine. It will provide core knowledge underpinning later modules.