Molecular Medicine - MSc
At a glance...
Course code: A3TX
Duration: 1 year full-time
Start date: October
Entry requirements: First degree or equivalent in medicine, biological dentistry or veterinary medicine, with the minimum of second class honours.
Location: Hammersmith Hospital
Organising Division: Department of Medicine
Department: Infectious Diseases
How to apply
Designed to appeal to both clinical and basic scientists, the course provides a comprehensive, theoretical and practical training using state-of-the-art techniques in molecular biology as it is applied to medicine. The practice of clinical medicine is currently being revolutionised by rapid and extraordinary technological advances in molecular biology in areas such as gene discovery, cancer, inherited diseases and gene therapy.
This course comprises a five-month lecture programme followed by a six-month laboratory-based research project. The lecture programme concentrates on the areas in which rapid advances are now being made:
These fields of study will be set in the context of major diseases such as cancers, AIDS, diabetes, hepatitis, and other public health concerns. Students will then carry out a research project in an area where they can reasonably be expected to make an original contribution.
This course provides excellent training for clinical and basic science graduates looking to pursue further research, including a PhD. Also to those interested in a career in industry, clinical service or a related discipline (more information).