Molecular Medicine is a new field that exploits advances in molecular and cellular biology to characterise how normal cellular processes either fail, or are subverted, in disease. Increasingly, medical practitioners, professionals and researchers in the health and life sciences need to be able to understand and evaluate advances in molecular medicine in order to keep abreast with developments in their fields.
This MSc in Molecular Medicine sets out to provide the applicant with a thorough understanding of:
A working appreciation of molecular and cellular biology at the practical level and development of the ability to perform independent research
The ability to apply bioinformatic and computational techniques in medical and biological research, and information retrieval
The course aims to provide candidates with a cutting edge overview of the field of Molecular Medicine and provides taught modules on a wide range of subjects – see below.
Our lecturers are predominantly research active or clinical scientists who lecture in their areas of expertise and the course content is constantly reviewed and updated - with recent significant additions in the areas of Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Glycobiology and Nanomedicine.
The course is divided into 11 modules (each 5 ECTs) from which students will select 9 modules, allowing the student to tailor the programme to their individual needs.
The Research Skills module (15 ECTs) is mandatory and comprises two separate week-long practical classes in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Bioinformatics, Ethics, Statistics, a Review of the literature and Seminars on Research methodology.
The Research Project (30 ECTs) forms a major component of the course and takes place over three months full-time in the laboratory on a novel piece of research (April – July).
Applications are invited from individuals with a primary degree in Biology, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary and pharmaceutical sciences. Applicants with other scientific qualifications may be considered. Those with a science degree must have achieved at least a II-1 honours degree or its equivalent.
No work experience is required.
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