The Medical Genetics at the University of Alberta provide an excellent training program in a range of areas including cancer, developmental genetics, gene discovery, and molecular diagnostics using several different model systems and focused on several different genetic diseases including ocular diseases, muscular dystrophy, obesity, neural development, childhood cancers, skeletal defects and learning disorders. Several different model systems are used to approach different questions including primary and cell culture, mice and Drosophila.Students undertake independent research programs in conjunction with formal course work in relevant topics and department seminars. Emphasis is placed on the students training not only in lab-work on their specific research project of interest but also to be able to critically analyze scientific information and become an effective communicator.
Programme StructureCourses included:
- Chromosome Structure
- Developmental Defects
- Gene Discovery
- Metal Transport
- Ocular Disorders
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications to the graduate program are considered at regular intervals throughout the year.
DisciplinesHuman Medicine Health Sciences Genetics View 243 other Masters in Health Sciences in Canada
- Admission is competitive; meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
- You must meet the minimum requirements in all subjects, even after receiving an admission offer, in order to remain admissible. (See your admission offer letter for more details.)
International7680 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7680 CAD per year during 24 months.
National3759 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3759 CAD per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Edmonton
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