This course provides students with a broad grounding in human genetics, with emphasis on molecular aspects; it is aimed mainly at science graduates seeking careers in research into human gene function and genetic factors in human disease, molecular and cytogenetic approaches to diagnosis, or healthcare biotechnology; the course is flexible and is updated regularly to reflect important advances in human genetics.
Modules include: fundamentals of human molecular genetics; basic cytogenetics; approaches to the analysis of human monogenic disease; complex polygenic diseases; statistical genetics; computing; quantitative genetics; animal models and transgenesis; an introduction to clinical genetics and genetic counselling services; gene therapy; immunogenetics; cancer genetics.
Course Additional Entry
A UK Honours degree (minimum 2.1) in a relevant subject (normally biological or biochemical sciences, genetics or related subjects, medical or nursing degrees may also be considered) or overseas equivalent; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O'level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.
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