10 months
Duration
39483 GBP/year
15000 GBP/year
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About

The Genomic Medicine programme offered by the University of Cambridge aims to provide professionally relevant teaching and learning informed by research in an integrated clinical and research environment.

Overview

The overall aims of the Genomic Medicine programme offered by the University of Cambridge are to:

  • develop and create a cohort of doctors and other professionals allied to medicine able to pursue and develop their roles in the rapidly changing and challenging environment of genomic medicine
  • prepare healthcare professionals for the adoption of genomic technologies and the increasing use of genomic information as part of the diagnostic and treatment pathway
  • develop a cohort of doctors and other professionals allied to medicine with the confidence to lead service improvement for safe and high-quality patient care, and with the required knowledge, skills and capability to have a positive personal impact on the work of others
  • develop a cohort of doctors and other professionals allied to medicine with an understanding of research methodologies and clinical opportunities relevant to genomic medicine
  • encourage a commitment to intellectual challenge and evidence-based clinical practice informed by the latest conceptual and theoretical knowledge of genomic medicine
  • develop students' intellectual, practical and transferable skills related to genomic medicine
  • encourage critical thinking related to genomic medicine
  • conduct systematic research relevant to their professional practice

Learning Outcomes

The over-arching learning outcomes are as follows.Knowledge and understanding
  • To enhance  students’ knowledge and critical understanding of recent developments in genomic medicine relevant to their present and future roles.
  • To enable deployment of new knowledge in their clinical practice, and to have a positive personal impact on the work of others in their clinical team and wider service.
  • To develop an understanding of genomic technologies and to be able to use genomic information as part of the diagnostic and treatment pathway.
  • To develop students’ knowledge so that they have the confidence to lead service improvement for safe and high-quality patient care.
  • To update and extend students’ understanding of research methodologies and clinical opportunities.
  • To demonstrate knowledge, abilities and skills to engage in focused, professionally relevant, independent learning, and through the production of a dissertation.
Skills and other attributes
  • The skills necessary to locate, read, interpret and analyse primary and secondary sources of material enabling the development of a conceptual and theoretical understanding of recent developments in genomic medicine.
  • Skills to evaluate current scholarship and research critically and to place this knowledge within the context of their own situation and practice as clinical leaders.
  • The ability to formulate a research topic relevant to their clinical context, to collect and analyse primary and/or secondary sources of data, and to undertake professionally relevant research.
  • The facility to communicate the results of their ideas, research and its conclusions in a written form acceptable as a work of scholarship potentially publishable in a professional or academic journal.

Programme Structure

Teaching

The following is a list of likely modules, but as noted above, the list of core and optional modules is not announced by the Degree Committee until nearer the start of the course. Not all of the modules below will necessarily be offered in any one year:

  • An introduction to human genetics and genomics
  • Omics techniques and the application to genomic medicine
  • Genomics of common and rare disease
  • Molecular pathology of cancer and application in cancer diagnosis, screening, and treatment
  • Application of genomics to infectious disease
  • Pharmacogenetics and stratified healthcare
  • Bioinformatics, interpretation, and data quality assurance in genome analysis
  • Ethical, legal and social implications in applied genomics (ELSI)
  • Counselling skills for genomics
  • Professional and research skills
  • Advanced bioinformatics – from genomes to systems
  • Epigenetics and epigenomics
  • Workplace-based module

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree
  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English   
  • Statement of interest

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39483 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39483 GBP per year during 10 months.
  • National

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 GBP per year during 10 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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