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Genomic Medicine MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert

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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). 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Key information

Application status Open

Duration One year FT, two years PT. FT entry September. PT entry September and March.

Study mode Full-time, Part-time

Course intake TBC

Course leaders

Professor Guy Tear (King's); Dr Kate Everett (St George's)

guy.tear@kcl.ac.uk

Further details

Course contact for further information

Please contact St George's in the first instance for information about this programme

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution St George's, University of London (jointly taught with King's College London)

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Department School of Basic & Medical Biosciences

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Genomic Medicine MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert

King's College London, St George's University of London

Find out more about the new Genomic Medicine programme run jointly by King's College London and St George's, University of London. This programme is suitable for doctors, healthcare professionals and other students with an interest in genomic medicine.

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Description

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.

 

Course purpose

The Genomics Medicine programme is designed for healthcare professionals and other students who wish to acquire training in genomic technologies and the interpretation of their findings within a medical context.

 

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Course format and assessment

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. 

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

 

Locations

King's College London, Guy's Campus

St George's, University of London

Structure

Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take:

  • MSc – modules totalling 180 credits
  • PG Diploma – modules totalling 120 credits
  • PG Cert - modules totalling 60 credits
Required Modules

MSc 

You are required to take:

  • Fundamentals of human genetics and genomics (15 credits)
  • Omics techniques and technologies; their application to genomic medicine (15 credits)
  • Bioinformatics, interpretation and data quality assurance in geome analysis (15 credits)
  • Research project ( 60 credits) or 30 Credit library-based dissertation (30 credits)

You are also required to take 3 modules from the following;

  • Molecular pathology of cancer and application in cancer diagnosis, screening and treatment (15 credits)
  • Genomics of common and rare inherited diseases (15 credits)
  • Pharmacogenomics and stratified healthcare (15 credits)
  • Application of genomics in infectious disease (15 credits)

PG Dip

 There are two routes available for this award to suit your career goals.

Route 1:

You are required to take:

  • Fundamentals of human genetics and genomics (15 credits)
  • Omics techniques and technologies; their application to genomic medicine (15 credits)
  • Bioinformatics, interpretation and data quality assurance in geome analysis (15 credits)
  • Molecular pathology of cancer and application in cancer diagnosis, screening and treatment (15 credits)
  • Pharmacogenomics and stratified healthcare (15 credits)

You are also required to take 3 modules from the following;

  • Genomics of common and rare inherited diseases (15 credits)
  • Application of genomics in infectious disease (15 credits)
  • Ethical, legal and social issues in applied genomics (15 credits)
  • Cardiovascular genetics and genomics (15 credits)
  • Teaching, learning and assessment in healthcare and science (15 credits)

Route 2

You are required to take:

  • Fundamentals of human genetics and genomics (15 credits)
  • Omics techniques and technologies; their application to genomic medicine (15 credits)
  • Bioinformatics, interpretation and data quality assurance in geome analysis (15 credits)
  • Genomics of common and rare inherited diseases (15 credits)
  • Application of genomics in infectious disease (15 credits)

You are also required to take 3 modules from the following;

  • Ethical, legal and social issues in applied genomics (15 credits)
  • Pharmacogenomics and stratified healthcare (15 credits)
  • Molecular pathology of cancer and application in cancer diagnosis, screening and treatment (15 credits)
  • Cardiovascular genetics and genomics (15 credits)

PG Cert

There are two routes available for this award to suit your career goals.

Option 1:

You are required to take

  • Fundamentals of human genetics and genomics (15 credits)
  • Omics techniques and technologies; their application to genomic medicine (15 credits)

one of the following modules;

  • Bioinformatics, interpretation and data quality assurance in geome analysis (15 credits)
  • Molecular pathology of cancer and application in cancer diagnosis, screening and treatment (15 credits)
  • Pharmacogenomics and stratified healthcare (15 credits)

and one of the following modules;

  • Genomics of common and rare inherited disease (15 credits)
  • Application of genomics in infectious disease (15 credits)
  • Cardiovascular genetics and genomics (15 credits)
  • Teaching, learning and assessment in healthcare and science (15 credits)
  • Ethical, legal and social issues in applied genomics (15 credits)

Option2

You are required to take

  • Fundamentals of human genetics and genomics (15 credits)
  • Omics techniques and technologies; their application to genomic medicine (15 credits)
  • Genomics of common and rare inherited disease (15 credits) or Application of genomics in infectious disease (15 credits)

1 module from the following

  • Cardiovascular genetics and genomics (15 credits)
  • Teaching, learning and assessment in healthcare and science (15 credits)
  • Ethical, legal and social issues in applied genomics (15 credits)
Optional Modules

MSc  students choose from a list of optional modules to take your total credits to 180 

  • Ethical, legal and social issues in applied genomics (15 credits)
  • Introduction to counselling skills in genomics (15 credits)
  • Cardiovascular genetics and genomics (15 credits)
  • Teaching, learning and assessment in healthcare and science (15 credits)
  • Advanced bioinformatics (15 credits)

We regularly review our modules to make sure our programmes are as up-to-date, innovative and relevant as possible. The modules we offer may therefore change. We suggest that you check the course finder for updates: 

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/index.aspx

Entry requirements & how to apply

Application procedure

Personal statement and supporting information

Application closing date

For all information on entry requirements and application, please visit the St George's webpage.

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

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

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

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

Career destinations

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

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