The aim of MSc Clinical Genomics is to develop you as a self-reliant and autonomous student, capable of independent and novel thinking and having developed the skills to enable you to apply your learning to clinical practice.

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Teaching strategy

The learning objectives will be achieved through a teaching scheme delivered through three key domains: knowledge, skills and attitudes. The acquisition of knowledge will be achieved through a blended learning approach of face-to-face/online teaching sessions and workshops and self-directed learning through online and library resources. A secure knowledge base will then provide a platform to develop the skills of data interpretation in the context of clinical phenotyping. This will primarily be achieved through engagement at workshop sessions, assignments and portfolio development. The third domain, attitude, emphasises the need for the clinician to develop the skills to effectively communicate complex genomic data and discuss ethical considerations such as the identification of incidental findings.

Assessment strategy

The assessments have been designed to reflect the knowledge, skills and attributes articulated in the programme. Each module will have its own discrete assessment specifications related to the intended educational aims and learning outcomes of the module mapped to the programme outcomes.

For all taught modules, achievement of module outcomes will be assessed by up to two summative assessments. Formative assessment will be provided in the form of regular meetings with the student’s educational/laboratory supervisor. Each assessment has specific assessment criteria which will be published in the student handbook. Summative assessments include, for example, oral presentations, written assignments, which will be double (blind) marked by trained assessors, an online multiple choice question (MCQ) examination, and role play. The research module will be assessed through supervisor feedback and a written report.


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