University of Glasgow: Pathology, Molecular

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
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Summary

Laboratory medicine is facing an exciting era in the transforming Molecular Pathology landscape that aims to foster the delivery of high-impact innovation on the bases of complex informatics, for benefits to patient care, academic research and UK industry. With a vision of creating the next generation of leaders in Molecular Pathology, this programme will provide the state of the art training programme for Molecular Pathology, in order to facilitate the pathologists, clinical scientists, trainees, and to those in the related health professions, to acquire essential knowledge, skills and attributes in the current and future diagnosis that incorporates molecular knowledge.

**Blended learning
Academic contact: mvls-molpath@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
September start
MSc: 36 months part-time
PgDip: 24 months part-time
PgCert: 12 months part-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

In August 2014, MRC published a review of the UK Molecular Pathology Landscape, in which the critical needs and challenges are pinned down in the delivery of improved diagnostics incorporating the molecular approaches.

We are one of the few centres where molecular pathology and diagnostic histopathology are amalgamated on one site, permitting the delivery of a clinically relevant molecular pathology course.

The areas of main focus include diagnostic molecular pathology, clinical trials and translational research in molecular pathology, pathology bioinformatics and digital pathology. The core courses (PgCert) are designed to cover the intended learning outcomes within Royal College of Pathologists curriculum for Specialty Training in Histopathology 2015.

The programme is led by the national leaders directly engaged in the various molecular pathology initiatives. Students are kept up-to-date with information and the current needs identified by the professional societies, research councils and charity organizations.

You will be trained at the purpose-built Laboratory Medicine Building at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, which provides services to 52% of the Scottish population. This is one of the largest NHS departments of pathology in Europe, accommodating about 50 consultant pathologists.

The courses will be delivered by a range of professionals with expertise from geneticists, pathologists, clinical, lab scientists and academics, informaticians and clinicians provided across hospital practice and primary care. They are experts based in QEUH and those nationally and internationally recognized experts of molecular pathology.

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**
The main aims of the MSc Molecular Pathology programme are to enable students:
- to fully provide a high quality service in molecular pathology diagnosis

- to participate in research in the area of molecular pathology

- to participate in the training of future generations of molecular pathologists

The "Blended Learning" programme offers the maximum flexibility for students who wish to study Molecular Pathology while on clinical duties and pathology training. "Moodle-Based Learning" sessions offer an advantage allowing clinicians to study within their own schedule. "In person review" sessions will enable active interactions with the course contributors and other students. Case-based and "hands-on" sessions facilitate the knowledge and skills acquired in clinical diagnosis as the programme proceeds, so it is easy to keep motivated throughout the course.

**Core Courses – 3 x compulsory, 20-credit courses; 1 per semester**
**Advanced Courses - to obtain a total of 60 credits.**
**Dissertation - 1 x 60-credit project-based course assessed by a dissertation of approximately 8,000 words followed by an oral presentation.**

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

PgDip (Initial Qualification)

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert

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