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University of Nottingham: Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics

Institution University of Nottingham
Department School of Life Sciences
Telephone +44 (0) 115 951 5559
Study type Taught


You’ll explore the molecular genetic basis of disease from both a human and infectious disease perspective.

Key topics that you’ll cover include: - the molecular basis to human genetic diseases

  • the molecular basis to infectious diseases

  • molecular diagnostic technologies in healthcare

  • bioinformatics and statistics

  • research skills

On this course, you will: - experience an advanced study in the theoretical and practical aspects of the genetic basis and diagnosis of disease from both human and pathogen perspectives

  • be involved with an active research laboratory where you will develop the skills essential for a career in research

  • train to carry out critical evaluation of published scientific papers and develop the ability to report and interpret results

  • study the latest diagnostic technologies in healthcare

  • You will work with an active research group throughout your project - getting involved in research at the forefront of the University's research strategy.

This course is suitable for graduates in life sciences, biomedical sciences, and allied subjects, as well as those already employed in science, laboratory, or medical fields.


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