MEDC0086 Multiomics and ethics
|Multiomics and ethics|
|Module Leader||Dr Paul Frankel|
Precision medicine has three essential attributes:
1) A mechanistic understanding of the aetiology and pathogenesis of disease.
2) The ability to detect (diagnose in the clinical laboratory) specific causal factors.
3) The ability to specifically treat the underlying cause(s)
The module will focus on the second and third of these attributes.
The ‘omics technologies’ comprise genomics, proteomics and transcriptomics and the resulting deluge of big data necessitates that researchers understand the basic science behind these technologies and the way in which they are applied to the study and practise of human disease.
|Module assessment||50% course work + 50% unseen 1 hour exam|