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University of Exeter

Medical Sciences (Human Genomics)

UCAS Code: B200

Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Medical sciences

• Study genes, their action and how they are passed on through generations
• Learn how powerful technologies in genomics allow us to sequence a person’s entire genetic code: the genome, giving insight into the mechanisms of normal and pathological states, as well as the identification, diagnosis
• Help contribute to the latest research in human / medical genomics and gain higher level insight into bioinformatics, ethics and counselling, new generation sequencing, genetics of cancer and infectious diseases, and epigenetics by studying modules and carrying out research at Masters level

At present many scientific discoveries never leave the laboratories in which they are made. At the same time the needs of frontline clinicians – and their patients – often go unheard by those doing research. This career-focused degree prepares you to be able to fill these gaps, and thereby enhance the lives of patients.

Our Medical Sciences degrees offer an innovative approach to learning that includes lectures from world-leading experts; supportive small-group learning; internationally renowned e-learning resources; hands-on sessions in research laboratories and clinical settings; inspirational clinician-scientist-patient sessions; and worldwide professional training placements. The curriculum combines contemporary medical science with the training required to undertake cutting-edge research.

This four-year programme that mirrors the BSc Medical Sciences (Human Genomics) and includes an additional fourth year at Masters level.

Genomics is the study of the structure and function of our genome. Genes are regulated to produce the RNAs and proteins needed for life, and these factors may be influenced by internal factors (such as genetic variation or disease states) or external factors (such as our environment).

Powerful technologies in genomics allow us to sequence a person’s entire genetic code, giving insight into the mechanisms of normal and pathological states, as well as the identification, diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders.

Topics include:

• Medical Genetics
• Medical Genomics
• Pharmacogenomics
• Genomics and Introductory Bioinformatics
• Microbiology of the Gene
• Final Year Project in Human Genomics

You’ll develop an integrated, scientific knowledge that you can put into practice in a clinical setting and robust research skills, plus creative and inquisitive communication, leadership, critical appraisal and problem-solving skills. These key skills will prepare you for a career helping to progress scientific discovery into clinical and medical practice, ultimately to improve human health.

The Uni


Course locations:

University of Exeter - St Luke's Campus

University of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)

Department:

University of Exeter Medical School

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86%
UK students
14%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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Average annual salary
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Employed or in further education
83%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Health professionals
1%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
1%
Sports and fitness occupations

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