The course provides students with in-depth knowledge of the genetics of human disease and how this can be applied to improve healthcare through the development of diagnostic tests and therapeutic agents. They will also get a strong grounding in the cutting edge research methods and techniques used by scientists.
"I really enjoyed the variety and inter-disciplinary nature of the core modules and I always had a strong impression that we were studying a subject that was undergoing something of a revolution. I particularly enjoyed the challenge of the optional statistical genetics module, where we worked alongside statisticians and were introduced to the ever-increasing importance of statistical techniques in genetic study. My project was concerned with the role of genetic imprinting in birth weight outcomes and was a brilliant introduction to wet laboratory work as well as the general environment and expectations of real world scientific research. The course has undoubtedly formed the basis of my decision to pursue a career in scientific research, hopefully starting with a PhD next year following a brief trip to Colombia where I will be working on a project with Professor Andres Ruiz-Linares looking into the genetics of pain." Lydia Leon, a former student of the MSc Genetics of Human Disease 2011-12. Lydia was awarded a Masters Prize for the best MSc project.
“I chose to study the MSc in the Genetics of Human Disease because I have a very strong interest in this subject and I wanted to improve my career prospects in this field.
The highlight of my experience was the laboratory project. During my project I had the opportunity to work with Prof. Hugh Gurling in the Molecular Psychiatry laboratory screening for rare variants in the PCM1 gene that may cause Schizophrenia. Following identification of novel SNPs using both bioinformatic and laboratory-based techniques, I assessed their frequency in Schizophrenia cases and control subjects using KASPar genotyping and statistical analysis.
I strongly believe that my experience at UCL will be very beneficial to my future
career.” Emily Armstrong, a former student of the MSc Genetics of Human Disease 2011-12. Emily was awarded a Masters Prize for the best performance.
The MSc in Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine is a new course designed to brings together the academic and clinical strengths of pharmacology, biochemistry and genetics at UCL. It provides an in-depth knowledge of pharmacology of drugs and the consequences of drug treatment. Students will learn about the aproaches taken to study population groups and how this knowledge can be applied to improve human health.
"I chose to come to UCL for the MSc in Pharmacogenetics
and Stratified Medicine due to the growing importance of this field in
healthcare. The courses were applicable to modern day research, and I enjoyed
exploring current issues faced by the use of personalised medicine. I gained
valuable experience in the research enviroment; all of which has enabled me to
develop my own interests and persue my career." Anna Sanniti, a former student of the MSc in Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine 2011-12. Anna was awarded a Masters Prize for the best performance.
"Joining the UCL MSc programme in Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine is a turning point in my professional life. I have chosen this field because I believe that stratified medicine is the answer to various evolving healthcare and medical problems.
The whole academic year experience is unforgettable. Being an international student I appreciated to receive a lot of support and guidance. The MSc course met my expectations and enriched my knowledge and experience.
I worked on a project “Obesity, Inflammation and Oral Infection, are microRNAs the Missing Link?” under the supervision of Dr. F. D’Aiuto and Dr. A. Kalea. We compared miRNA expression in obese vs non-obese individuals with periodontitis. The lab work and the data analysis for the project is an unforgettable experience. We went through some difficulties but the team effort and the dedication resulted in a great success, and I am extremely proud to receive the best project award". Rouba Hoteit, a former student of the MSc in Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine 2011-12. Rouba was awarded a Masters Prize for the best project.
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