M.Sc. Molecular Pathology and Genomics (online study)

Queen Mary, University of London

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2014
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: Online
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The MSc in Molecular Pathology and Genomics is run by the Barts Cancer Institute, one of the top cancer research institutes in the country (2008 RAE) and a Cancer Research UK Centre of Excellence.The MSc Molecular Pathology and Genomics course combines core teaching of disease mechanisms and molecular technologies, with an emphasis on development of critical and practical skills. It will provide you 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.
You will be taught by scientists and clinicians who are experts in the field, and have the opportunity to work amongst leading research groups during the laboratory project.
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

Programme outlineCore modules:
Basic Molecular Biology
Basic Pathology
Cancer Prevention and Screening
Genomic Approaches to Human Diseases
Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Molecular Pathology of Solid Tumours
Research Skills and Sciences
Lab project
Module options:
Biological Therapies
Introduction to Bio-Informatics
Molecular Genetics of Haematologic Malignancies
AssessmentAssessment will be based on written assignments, poster and oral presentations, written or MCQ examinations, and a full dissertation write-up.
Entry requirementsThe 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.

Location:The Barts Cancer Institute is based on the beautiful Charterhouse Square Campus, in the heart of the City of London.
Our Teaching Centre along with our research laboratories and clinical trials centre are located primarily on this campus, within minutes of the new Barts Cancer Centre, one of the most advanced cancer centres in Europe.

Charterhouse Square is 1 of 3 Queen Mary University of London campuses, all based in the East End of London. Rich in history and diversity, it is in one of the most vibrant and exciting areas of London.
For further information about the course, the Barts Cancer Institute and what its like to study with us, please visit our website:
General enquiries:Barts Cancer institute
Teaching Centre Tel: +44(0)20 7882 2081
email: cancercourses@qmcr.qmul.ac.uk
For informal enquiries, please contactProfessor Louise Jones
Programme Director
email: louise.j.jones@cancer.org.uk
The Barts Cancer Institute is part of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry,
Queen Mary University of London.

Contents

Core modules: Basic Molecular Biology
Basic Pathology
Cancer Prevention and Screening
Genomic Approaches to Human Diseases
Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Molecular Pathology of Solid Tumours
Research Skills and Sciences
Lab project

Module options: Biological Therapies
Introduction to Bio-Informatics
Molecular Genetics of Haematologic Malignancies

Requirements

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.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7
CAE score: 75 (Grade B)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 610
TOEFL iBT® test: 100

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