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Enrollment is open for the Genomic Medicine programme (MSc, PgDip, PgCert, CPPD), with full-time and part-time options starting September 2017


The University of Sheffield in partnership with Health Education England (HEE) launched an exciting new masters course for September 2015, aimed at individuals from a range of biomedical and healthcare backgrounds wanting to develop their knowledge and expertise in the field of Genomic Medicine, a rapidly evolving field that with the advent of next generation sequencing will have a major impact on both clinical diagnosis and prognosis as well as in biomedical research.

The MSc in Genomic Medicine combines the strengths from across the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Social Sciences, in combination with the Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Service to provide a progressive programme of fundamental genetics and genomics, through to applied clinical practice and genomic research, whilst recognising the ethical, legal and social issues that arise in using genetic data.The taught modules will involve biomedical scientists and clinicians, lawyers and bioinformaticians, thereby enhancing the inter-disciplinary nature of the course. The individual research project will provide you with first-hand experience and training in hypothesis-driven genomic research.

What will I study?

You will study a range of core and optional modules, following the syllabus outlined by Health Education England (HEE), to provide you with an understanding of the scope and application of genomics within medicine and scientific/clinical healthcare research, as well as an appreciation of the ethical, social and legal issues surrounding this field. 

The individual research project in one of our laboratories will provide you with first-hand experience and training in hypothesis-driven research.

Delivered by scientists, academics and clinical colleagues who are experts in their field, students will benefit from a comprehensive range of delivery techniques including lectures, tutorials, online learning packages, laboratory based workshops.

Who is the course for?

This masters is aimed at colleagues and students from a range of healthcare backgrounds wanting to develop their knowledge and expertise in the field of Genomic Medicine.  Health Education England (HEE) are providing funding for a number of places at accredited institutions such as Sheffield 

The course will also be suitable for UK/EU/International students from a relevant science background.

Why the University of Sheffield?

State of the Art Facilities:

  • The Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN): based within the Department of Neuroscience, is the first European Institute purpose-built and dedicated to basic and clinical research into Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and related neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.   It offers a coordinated approach to therapy development based on identifying causes and targets of proven pre-clinical effectiveness, bridging the gap from research discoveries in the laboratory to new therapies made available for patients in the clinic.

  • The Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Centre (SDGS) including both cytogenetic and molecular genetic disciplines, delivers first-class genetic analysis services to the UK and internationally for a wide variety of inherited and acquired genetic disorders.  The Laboratory holds full CPA Accreditation, is a member of the UK Genetic Testing Network (UKGTN) and participates in external quality assessment schemes UK NEQAS and EMQN.

Sheffield Research and Teaching:

  • 1st in the UK for Biomedical Sciences Research in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
  • Top for student experience in the Times Higher Education Awards 2014

NHS Bursaries:  A limited number of NHS bursaries are available for this course.

For eligibility criteria and further information on how to apply, please visit: www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/genomicsmsc/


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