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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Molecular Medicine

Programme code:MSC-MOLMEDUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Thomas Hughes Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Entry Requirements
BSc 1st class or 2i, or equivalent (for example a pass in MB ChB, BDS), in a relevant scientific discipline which would normally be one of the biological sciences but a natural sciences graduate will be considered. Subject to University regulations MB ChB or BDS students who had completed 3 years of study would be eligible to intercalate.

English language requirements
An overall score of 7.0 on IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with at least 6.0 in writing and 6.5 in all other components.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Medicine/LIMR

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Medicine Postgraduate Programmes Assessment Board (PPAB)

Programme specification:

At the end of the programme students should:

- have gained an in-depth knowledge and systematic understanding of the principles, extent, application and potential of Molecular Medicine
- have a comprehensive understanding of research techniques applicable to Molecular Medicine
- be able to critically evaluate current research, identify gaps in knowledge, generate testable hypotheses and design protocols to answer research questions in Molecular Medicine
- be able to independently interpret and judge the quality of experimental data
- be able to communicate ideas and results in writing and verbally to specialist and non-specialist audiences
- have acquired the generic qualities and transferable skills required for employment or entry into postgraduate research study

The programme will:
- provide structured individualised learning and training in a research environment of international excellence
- be delivered by academics at the forefront of knowledge generation ranging from molecular discovery to translational application
- engage students in research projects using the latest technologies that generate results with scientific impact and potential for improving patient health
- equip students for a range of biomedical scientific careers

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

MEDM5101MResearch Informatics and Dissemination15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MEDM5161MMethods in Biomedical Research15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MEDM5201MPreparing for the Research Project
Co-requisite for: MEDM5303M
15 credits1 Jan to 30 Apr
MEDM5303MResearch Project75 credits1 Mar to 31 Aug

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules, made up of 30 credits from each of two sets of optional modules:

Candidates will choose 30 credits from the following optional modules:

MEDM5111MHuman Molecular Genetics15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MEDM5121MImmunity and Disease15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MEDM5131MAnimal Models of Disease15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Candidates will choose 30 credits from the following optional modules:

EPIB5032MIntroduction to Genetic Epidemiology15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MEDM5211MStem Cell Biology: A Genomics and Systems Biology Approach to Haematopoiesis15 credits1 Jan to 30 Apr
MEDM5221MCancer Biology and Molecular Oncology15 credits1 Jan to 30 Apr

Last updated: 15/05/2023 10:59:25


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