Newcastle University

Institute of Human Genetics

Medical Genetics


School of Psychology

Percy Building

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Medical Genetics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This innovative programme provides a springboard into a PhD, or a career in industry or the health services, at a local, national or international level. It has been designed to enable basic and clinical scientists to become high-quality, research-active individuals by developing their advanced-level skills, conceptual understanding and knowledge of medical genetics and its ethical implications.
The programme comprises taught modules (90 credits) and a research project (90 credits), which can be laboratory or social science based. The taught modules cover the following areas: human molecular genetics and bioinformatics; clinical genetics and cytogenetics; developmental and cancer genetics; animal models of disease; applied human genetics and genetic counseling; and ethical issues in medical genetics.


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