Queen Mary - University of London
Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Molecular Pathology and Genomics
Master of Science
This programme combines core teaching of disease mechanisms and molecular technologies, with an emphasis on development of critical and practical skills. It will provide students with the essential knowledge and skills to pursue a research career, either in a clinical or scientific setting, and contribute to the growing need for scientists and clinicians to promote the translation of molecular advances into the clinical situation.
On completion of the programme you will:
Demonstrate a core understanding of human pathology and molecular biology.
Have an in-depth knowledge of the principles and applications of molecular technologies as applied to human disease.
Be proficient in experimental design, bioinformatics, data mining and interpretation.
Demonstrate skills in oral and written presentation and in critical review of the literature.
Contribute to the research process through experience of a laboratory project placement.
Understand the ethical framework of the research process.
An emphasis on development of practical skills is reflected in the Research Skills Module, and the three month laboratory-based project
Basic Molecular Biology
Cancer Prevention and Screening
Genomic Approaches to Human Diseases
Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Molecular Pathology of Solid Tumours
Research Skills and Sciences
Introduction to Bio-Informatics
Molecular Genetics of Haematologic Malignancies
Assessment will be based on written assignments, poster and oral presentations, written or MCQ examinations, and a full dissertation write-up.
The programme will be open to clinicians, graduate scientists, nurses, and other medical professionals working in a clinical, industrial or academic research environment. Entry to the programme will require a good degree, or degree equivalent, qualification from a recognised academic institution or an appropriate professional qualification or experience.
For language requirements, please refer to the International Students section.
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International Financial Aid: No