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Course overview

Many diseases have a well-characterised genetic basis, while others are multifactorial with a genetic component. This course will give you an opportunity to explore genetic disease, the types of mutations leading to disease, and the consequences for treatment. Genetic analysis forms an important tool for the clinician, and developing parallel bioinformatics tools will lead to more effective personalised treatments. A further important aspect of medical genetics is the provision of evidence and advice for the genetic counsellor. The molecular revolution will continue well into this century and the number of effective genetic treatments will increase – so be well prepared to take part.

  • Guildhall
UCAS Code
C400
Duration
3 Years

Why Study Medical Genetics with us?

Many diseases have a well-characterised genetic basis, while others are multifactorial with a genetic component. This course will give you an opportunity to explore genetic disease, the types of mutations leading to disease, and the consequences for treatment. Genetic analysis forms an important tool for the clinician, and developing parallel bioinformatics tools will lead to more effective personalised treatments. A further important aspect of medical genetics is the provision of evidence and advice for the genetic counsellor. The molecular revolution will continue well into this century and the number of effective genetic treatments will increase – so be well prepared to take part.

This course is for you if you:

  • have an interest in understanding genetic diseases
  • wish to study how evolution has impacted genetic disease
  • want to understand how we can manipulate genes or gene expression to cure genetic disease
  • want to contribute effectively to the debate on the ethics of genetic engineering.

During this course, you will:

  • help shape the future of genetic therapies
  • study genetics and evolution in the birthplace of Darwin, walk Darwin’s thinking path at The Mount while pondering how our environment interacts with our genes, and sit in the library where Darwin was schooled.
Guildhall

Guildhall

Guildhall is nestled on the banks of the River Severn, and only a short walk from the winding streets of Shrewsbury.
 
First constructed in 2004, and renovated for the arrival of University Centre Shrewsbury in 2015, the Guildhall building is used as the main centre for teaching and learning and offers fresh, modern and open spaces for students to enjoy.
 
The building boasts brand-new computer suites, lecture and seminar rooms, open-plan laboratories, a spacious library, as well as a student common room, lounge, fitness suite, courtyard, and on-site café.

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