Bangor University: Genomics and Precision Medicine
|Institution||Bangor University View institution profile|
|Department||School of Medical Sciences|
The expanding amount and availability of human genetic data, together with the application of cutting-edge genomic analysis technologies, is allowing a more detailed understanding of the links between our genes, our susceptibility to disease and our potential responses to specific treatment therapies. This enhanced level of understanding is, in turn, driving the advance in Personalised Medicine, where clinical treatment decisions are becoming more informed to maximise specific patients responses to and benefit from specific therapy regimes.
Workforces with the specialised knowledge and understanding and key skill sets in application and delivery of the ‘genomic and precision medicine revolution’ are urgently required in key medical, clinical and academic institutions and in industry.
The Bangor GPM program aims to provide an opportunity to develop a fundamental understanding of the platform technologies employed in the collection and analysis of human genomic data and the application of genomic data in research and the clinic and in the importance of ethical, accurate reporting of findings to patients and the public.
The program’s modular design and delivery formats are optimised for students and healthcare professionals and is linked to the Welsh Government all-Wales strategy offering training and education in Genomic and Precision Medicine related subjects to support the development of the clinical, and clinical-associated workforce in Wales.
Application for WEDS funded study
WEDS funding applications are currently only open to UK resident staff members, currently employed by Public Health Wales or NHS Wales.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
Academic route entry: applicants will require a BSc level degree (2:2 or higher), in a medically related life science subject area, from a recognised Higher Education Institution.
Health institutions route entry: non-graduate applicants will require relevant qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience deemed of a satisfactory standard for the purpose of postgraduate level education.
Teaching occurs via lectures, practical classes and group work - including case centred discussions delivered by academic clinicians who hold joint University and Health board contracts. Academic assessment methods include written reports, oral and poster presentations and continuous assessment essays.
Founded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong focus on the student experience. Around 10,000 students currently study at the University, with teaching staff based within fourteen Academic Schools.
Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award for teaching, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Bangor University is ranked in the top 40 in the UK for research*, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The REF recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally ...
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