The Medical Genetics MSc programme is aimed at clinicians and scientists who wish to gain an in depth understanding of Medical Genetics and the several applications within the wider field of Biomedical Sciences.
The course MG101 is designed to help students understand the gene and its function, DNA structure, mechanisms of transcription and translation, gene expression, cell division, patterns of inheritance, pedigree analysis and genetic counselling. MG102 covers all the issues of human cytogenetics and genomics and targets the behaviour of small and large size genetic changes and their pathology aiming at the understanding of medical genomics with special emphasis on the investigation of the human genome in medical research and practice. MG103 teaches the great majority of methods that are applied in Medical Genetics with relevant application examples aiming to help the student understand, interpret and critically evaluate laboratory research and diagnostic results. MG104 focuses on the biochemical aspects of genetic diseases. All the above courses pay special attention to examples from the clinically relevant activities of the CING Departments which is the advantage of this programme as compared to those taught at purely academic institutions. Finally, the students have to take a research module which can be a library project, however the advantage of CSMM is that it enables students to take a laboratory project and work along with the many activities of the CING departments.
Students will be able to get an in depth understanding of all aspects of Medical Genetics. Clinicians will be able to use this knowledge for better management of their future patients with an inherited disease and targeting requests for diagnostic genetic testing. Scientists will be able to competently work in a research or diagnostic laboratory dealing with the multiple aspects of Medical Genetics. In addition, the programme will enable graduates to play a major role in future research programmes on Medical Genetics and Translational Medicine, both cutting-edge research topics.