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The Genetics of Human Disease MSc aims to provide scientists and clinicians with an in-depth knowledge of the genetics of human disease and how this can be applied to improve healthcare through the development and application of diagnostic tests and therapeutic agents. What and how will I learn? The programme provides a thorough grounding in modern approaches to the understanding of the genetics of disease. Core courses provide a broad coverage of the genetics of disease, research skills and social aspects, whilst specialised courses and the research project allow more in-depth analysis in areas of genetics. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of five core courses (75 credits), one optional course (15 credits) and a research dissertation (90 credits). Core Modules Advanced Human Genetics (1): Single Gene Disorders Advanced Human Genetics (2): Complex Disorders Understanding and Undertaking Gene Ontology Annotation Human Genetics: Core Skills Basic Statistics for Medical Sciences Dissertationreport All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000 words and an oral presentation. Options Genetics of Cardiovascular and Related Complex Diseases Genetics of Neurological Diseases Statistics for Interpreting Genetic Data Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukugieducation The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, and will draw together cross-departmental teaching from Biology, Medicine, Psychology, Anthropology and Statistics. Student performance is assessed through coursework, unseen examination and the two research projects. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The UCL Division of Biosciences is one of the largest and most active research environments for basic biological research in the UK. UCL is in a unique position to offer both the basic science and application of genetics to improve human health, including multi-disciplinary outreach across the college. Students will be based at the UCL Genetics Institute which is a world-leading centre developing and applying Biostatistical and Bioinformatic approaches to human and population genetics. The Genetics Institute conducts internationally recognised research in the field of human genetics and aims to apply this expertise to the education of graduate students. Your future career Students emerge well-versed in the different tools and scientific disciplines which will allow them to make full use of the wide ranging genetic discoveries that have happened over the past decade and will increasingly inform our understanding of human biology and disease. This positions them well for studentships in laboratories using genetic techniques to examine diseases such as heart disease, cancer and neurological disorders. Another large group will seek research jobs in the pharmaceutical industry, where an advanced training in laboratory genetic techniques as well as bioinformatic and statistical experience will be of value. Entry Requirements Normally, a minimum of an upper-second class UK Bachelor's degree in 5871, life sciences or related subject area, or a medical degree (MBBS), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with an appropriate professional qualification and relevant work experience may also apply. How to apply The closing date for applications is 31 May for the year of entry however, students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? The programme is suitable for students who wish to go on to further doctoral research, those who wish to convert from disciplines such as Statistics or Computing and those who wish to enter employment in an advanced capacity in industry or the public section in the field of Human Gene
The Genetics of Human Disease MSc aims to provide scientists and clinicians with an in-depth knowledge of the genetics of human disease and how this can be applied to improve healthcare through the development and application of diagnostic tests and therapeutic agents. What and how will I learn? The programme provides a thorough grounding in modern approaches to the understanding of the genetics of disease. Core courses provide a broad coverage of the genetics of disease, research skills a...