Genetics, Cancer and Personalised Medicine (Intercalated) BMSc (Hons)
School of Medicine
Learn about the genetic basis of human disease, including cancer, and how treatment is applied in clinical practice with a focus on personalised medicine
Dundee City Campus
Studying medicine gives you a clear trajectory towards becoming a doctor, but what if you’d like the opportunity to study a specific topic in more detail or explore a more lab-based or theoretical area of medicine? This is where an intercalated degree could be of benefit.
With an intercalated degree, you can spend a year studying a topic of interest, which has a number of benefits: you’ll be more informed about different options for your career post-graduation, you can gain new transferable skills, including research skills, and gain a deeper insight into a subject area that interests you. An intercalated degree can also increase your competitiveness for application to foundation training by gaining you extra points for academic achievement.
This course looks at the application of molecular genetics and personalised medicine in the context of the treatment of cancer and other genetic diseases. You'll look at three areas - genetics, cancer, and personalised medicine - and will gain a strong understanding of how genetics can influence how diseases spread and are treated.
You'll develop a systematic understanding of the scientific basis of clinical decision-making in oncology as well as recent translational research findings and future research priorities. You'll have the opportunity to experience specialist training in laboratory skills and statistical analysis before working on a research project of your choice to put these principles into practice.
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