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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. Entry September.

Study mode Full-time, Part-time

Course intake TBC

Course leaders

Dr Francesca Capon & Alan Hodgkinson (King's); Dr Kate Everett (St George's)

francesca.capon@kcl.ac.uk

alan.hodgkinson@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

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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 – 180 credits, 8-10 modules plus research project
  • PG Diploma – 120 credits, 8 modules
  • PG Cert -  60 credits, 4 modules
Required Modules

MSc 

  • 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)

Plus at least three from:

  • 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

Plus between one and four from:

  • Cardiovascular Genetics and Genomics

  • Introduction to Counselling Skills in Genomics

  • Ethical, legal and social issues in applied genomics

  • Advanced Bioinformatics

 

For more information on the PgDip/PgCert course structure, please visit the St George's webpage.

Optional Modules

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.

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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.

Testimonials

Blue box with King's College London rankings. Starting with, 7th in the UK for research quality. Followed by, 6th in the UK for research power. Concluding with, 4th among multi-faculty universities for research Impact. The source is research excellence framework 2014

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