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Genomic Medicine MSc, PGDip, PG Cert

UCAS code: N/A. (Please note: the course details below apply to 2021 entry. The details for 2022 entry are being updated and will be published in the coming days so please check back for the very latest information before you commit yourself to any of our courses.)

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This course follows a curriculum designed by Health Education England and is suitable for healthcare professionals and other students with an interest in Genomic Medicine. As a jointly taught programme delivered by St George's and King's, students will benefit from the breadth of expertise provided by both institutions.You will learn how recent technological advances have transformed how genomic data is generated, analysed and presented and its relevance to a range of clinical scenarios as well as how to handle such big data. Development of knowledge and skills in these areas will further enable healthcare professionals to deliver services aligned with the values of the NHS constitution. This is a flexible programme, structured to provide options for PgCert and PgDip awards as well as the MSc or if you prefer, modular study towards your Continuous Personal and Professional Development (CPPD). For any enquries or to apply, please visit https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/genomic-medicine .

Key benefits

  • Jointly taught by King's and St George's, University of London - institutions with world-class research, clinical and teaching expertise across the full spectrum of Genomic Medicine
  • Integrated within the South London Genomic Medicine Centre
  • King's ranked 1st in the UK for Clinical Medicine (REF 2014, proportion of overall submission that was ranked 4* or 3*)
  • King's ranked 16th in the world for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17)
  • Both campuses are co-located with leading teaching hospitals
  • Institutional expertise in multi-professional education

Our Genomic Medicine programme, taught jointly with St George’s, is an opportunity to explore how recent technological advances have transformed the way that genetic data is generated, analysed and presented, and its relevance to a range of clinical scenarios. The Genomics Medicine programme is designed for healthcare professionals and other students who wish to train in genomic technologies and the interpretation of genomic data within a medical context. The study programme is made up of optional and required modules. The MSc pathway requires modules totalling 180 credits to complete the programme, including  60 credits from a research project. The Postgraduate Diploma pathway requires modules totalling 120 credits, while the Postgraduate Certificate requires you to study modules totalling 60 credits to complete the course. If you are studying full-time, you will complete the course in one year, from September to September. If you are studying part-time, your programme will take two years to complete.

Base campus

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Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

Teaching will be delivered at both St George’s and King's sites and will include a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, workshops and online formats.

 

Assessment

  • Exams
  • Oral presentation

Progress throughout the course will be assessed through a variety of methods, including MCQ, written and oral presentations.

Structure

Required modules

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take: MSc – 180 credits, 8-10 modules plus research project

Fundamentals of Human Genetics and Genomics
Omics Techniques and Technologies; Their Application to Genomic Medicine
Bioinformatics, Interpretation and Data Quality Assurance in Genome Analysis
Research Project (60 credit or 30 credit)
Molecular Pathology of Cancer and Application in Cancer Diagnosis, Screening and Treatment
Pharmacogenomics and Stratified Healthcare
Genomics of Common and Rare Inherited Disease
Application of Genomics in Infectious Disease
Cardiovascular Genetics and Genomics
Introduction to Counselling Skills in Genomics
Ethical, legal and social issues in applied genomics
Advanced Bioinformatics

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

An MSc in Genomic Medicine will provide career opportunities for a range of professions from laboratory based researchers to diagnostic and healthcare professionals.

Tuition Fees

Deposit

For all information about fees and funding, please visit the St George's webpage.

Funding

Our Genomic Medicine programme, taught jointly with St George’s, is an opportunity to explore how recent technological advances have transformed the way that genetic data is generated, analysed and presented, and its relevance to a range of clinical scenarios. The Genomics Medicine programme is designed for healthcare professionals and other students who wish to train in genomic technologies and the interpretation of genomic data within a medical context. The study programme is made up of optional and required modules. The MSc pathway requires modules totalling 180 credits to complete the programme, including  60 credits from a research project. The Postgraduate Diploma pathway requires modules totalling 120 credits, while the Postgraduate Certificate requires you to study modules totalling 60 credits to complete the course. If you are studying full-time, you will complete the course in one year, from September to September. If you are studying part-time, your programme will take two years to complete.

Base campus

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

Teaching will be delivered at both St George’s and King's sites and will include a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, workshops and online formats.

 

Assessment

  • Exams
  • Oral presentation

Progress throughout the course will be assessed through a variety of methods, including MCQ, written and oral presentations.

Structure

Required modules

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take: MSc – 180 credits, 8-10 modules plus research project

Fundamentals of Human Genetics and Genomics
Omics Techniques and Technologies; Their Application to Genomic Medicine
Bioinformatics, Interpretation and Data Quality Assurance in Genome Analysis
Research Project (60 credit or 30 credit)
Molecular Pathology of Cancer and Application in Cancer Diagnosis, Screening and Treatment
Pharmacogenomics and Stratified Healthcare
Genomics of Common and Rare Inherited Disease
Application of Genomics in Infectious Disease
Cardiovascular Genetics and Genomics
Introduction to Counselling Skills in Genomics
Ethical, legal and social issues in applied genomics
Advanced Bioinformatics

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

An MSc in Genomic Medicine will provide career opportunities for a range of professions from laboratory based researchers to diagnostic and healthcare professionals.

Tuition Fees

Deposit

For all information about fees and funding, please visit the St George's webpage.

Funding

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