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BS977 - Essentials of Medical Genomics

  • Module code: BS977
  • Module name: Essentials of Medical Genomics
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module will allow students the opportunity to study the fundamental principles of medical genomics. The primary aim is to present these fundamental principles in a way that is accessible to students from relatively diverse backgrounds. This will be achieved by detailed consideration of case studies published in primary literature. The module aims to give students a detailed knowledge of the potential for medical genomics, its exploitation by the pharmaceutical industry sector and a critical appreciation of the various molecular and computational techniques in use for the analysis of medical genomic data.

Principal learning outcomes

This module will give a broad, integrated knowledge of medical genomics and how it relates to industry and medical treatments. All aspects with particular focus on the scientific principles on which they are based. Basic principles of statistical and computational analysis will be considered. It will allow familiarity with medical genetics research and data bases for genomic information analysis. Students will be able to write succinct reports and give presentations that demonstrate analytical skills and problem solving abilities. Students will be able to identify, analyse and resolve issues with respect to experimental design, data anlysis and applications for drug design. Students will be able to present both oral and written reports giving a well argued critique of selected subject.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures per week 10 x 1 hour; Seminar sessions 8 x 1 hour.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: BS977-10)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 40%
Assessed Course Work 60%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Medical Biotechnology and Business Management (J7N2) - Year 1
Optional Core