You may want to choose individual modules to continue your professional development journey. You can tailor your learning with a number of bespoke modules that offer a flexible approach to suit your own development needs.

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Genetics and Genomics modules

The modules listed below make up the MSc Genomic Medicine programme. Please ensure you meet the entry criteria before applying.

Introduction to human genetics and genomics (15 credits)

This module introduces to the key areas of genomics, human genetics and genetic variation, including an understanding of disease genetics and how genomic medicine can be utilised to elucidate disease mechanisms and biology. It also covers information governance issues in genomics.  Delivered at St George's 

Genomics of common and rare inherited diseases (15 credits)

This module introduces to the clinical presentation and manifestations of rare inherited and common diseases. It considers the patient and family perspective with respect to the role and impact of genomics. It also considers traditional and current strategies and techniques used to identify genes responsible for both common multifactorial and rare inherited diseases. Delivered at St George's


Omics techniques and their application to genomic medicine (15 credits)

This module covers the range of multi-omics technologies, their interpretation and application in key areas of healthcare such as cancer, rare inherited diseases and infectious diseases, as well as research. Delivered at King's College London


Genomics in cancer pathology (15 credits)

This module provides detailed knowledge and understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in cancer development, including how interrogation of a person’s own genome and the genome of tumour cells can facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Delivered at King's College London


Application of genomics in infectious disease (15 credits)

This module shows how genomics can be used to provide more accurate diagnosis, predict which drugs are likely to be more effective, and monitor treatment and control of infectious disease in both individuals and populations. Delivered at St George's


Pharmacogenomics and stratified healthcare (15 credits)

This module provides a comprehensive overview of the analytical strategies and techniques used in pharmacogenomics and explores some of the challenges and limitations in this field. It also provides an overview of the different type of genomic biomarkers currently in use or emerging. Delivered at King's College London


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