• University of Exeter

MSc Genomic Medicine (Online)

Gain practical skills and a deeper understanding of genomic medicine to improve diagnosis, treatment, and patient care. This online MSc from the University of Exeter is designed with flexibility in mind and to fit around your current commitments.

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  • Level

    Masters Degree
  • Duration

    1-3 years
  • Language

    English
  • Total Tuition Fee

    £12,700

MSc Genomic Medicine (Online)

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 1-3 years

  • Total tuition fee

    £12,700

    Delve into genomics research with the University of Exeter

    Do you want to harness genomic medicine to redefine patient care? This online master's from the University of Exeter has been developed alongside Health Education England and world-leading academics to provide you with a rich curriculum of theory, research, policy, and practice within the field of genomic medicine.

    You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of genomics and how it will benefit patients through improved diagnosis and personalised treatment. You’ll then learn how to communicate this knowledge to peers, patients, and the public.

    Learn flexibly online to advance as a healthcare professional

    This online master’s degree means you can gain the skills to succeed in a wide variety of contexts completely at your own pace.

    You’ll apply genomic medicine for patient benefit and career progression, whether you’re an aspiring healthcare professional or you already work in the field.

    What skills will you learn?

    • Genomics
    • Patient care
    • Genomic medicine

    To be eligible for this MSc, you should have:

    • A minimum 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.
    • Relevant clinical or professional experience may be taken into consideration as evidence of equivalency.  A personal statement, detailing your reasons for seeking to undertake this subject will be required.

    By the end of this online MSc, you’ll be able to:

    • Describe how the genome is structured and organised; using terms such as DNA, nucleotide, gene, and chromosome.
    • Explain how the information encoded in DNA is decoded resulting in the production of proteins; using terms such as codon, mRNA, transcription, translation, and tRNA.
    • Explain how a genetic variant can result in an observable trait; using terms such as gene expression, genotype, mutation, phenotype, and protein function.
    • Use pedigree charts to deduce common modes of Mendelian inheritance; using terms such as allele, autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, carrier, homozygote, and X-linked.
    • Appreciate that environmental factors affect gene expression. Terms to be understood here include epigenetics, histone, and methylation.
    • Understand that common diseases result from a complex interplay involving multiple genes and environmental factors. Terms to be understood here include polygenic and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP).

    MSc Genomic Medicine (Online)

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 1-3 years

  • Total tuition fee

    £12,700

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