Specialist Major in Medical Science - Genetic Basis of Disease (SM0082.1)
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The Specialist Major in Medical Science - Genetic Basis of Disease delivers an integrated curriculum to explore the molecular mechanisms which underpin human health and disease. Focused on contemporary issues in medical science, graduates will develop a deep understanding of the biochemical, genetic and genomic processes governing disease pathogenesis and progression. Students will undertake studies in genetics and genomics, the genetic basis of disease, biochemistry and metabolism. Modern medical science requires computational and data analytical skills to transform big data, enabling better understanding disease progression/patterns and risk factors, and effective drug treatment. Students will develop computational and data analytical skills in the units: Introduction to Data Science, Bioinformatics and Genetics and Genomics. These skills will be coupled with theoretic and experimental technique and applied in a broader context to the understanding of advances in medicines and therapeutics and to disease progression in the final year of study.