PG Credit Genomic Medicine - CPD

Year of entry: 2021

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Overview

Degree awarded
PG Credit
Duration
Varies by unit
How to apply

You should apply for this course by completing our online application form . See the Advice to applicants section for details of the supporting documents we require with your form.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible; we accept applications on a rolling basis up until two weeks before the start of each unit. Late applications may be considered. We reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
Modular N Y N N

Course overview

  • Study one or more units from our MSc Genomic Medicine degree as standalone courses for continuing professional development.
  • Fit further study into your schedule if you do not have the time to undertake a full master's course.
  • Study at a university ranked 8th in the UK for medicine and 7th for biological sciences (QS World University Rankings 2019).
  • Benefit from a range of face-to-face teaching and learning methods.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • Modular (part-time)
    UK students (per annum): £1,000 per 15 credit module
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £2,800 per 15 credit module

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

Funding is available to NHS staff for CPD units.

It is possible to apply for multiple units and combine them for the award of PGCert (Genomic Medicine) or PGDip (Genomic Medicine) so long as they include Fundamentals of Human Genetics (BIOL67561), Bioinformatics, Interpretation, Statistics and Data Quality Assurance (BIOL67981) and Omics Techniques and their Application to Genomic Medicine.

An MSc pathway is still possible, but will require partial funding from another source (see below).

All units eligible for HEE funding must be completed by the end of March 2020. Consequently, no courses can be taken part-time (ie extend beyond March 2020) unless funding is secured from another source.

Such a self-funding mechanism can also be used to top up the credits necessary to gain a MSc (eg HEE funding for eight taught units and payment of £4,000 to take the 60-credit project unit). Further details are available by contacting pgtaught.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk .

HEE funding details and the application process can be found at Health Education England .

Contact details

School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Telephone
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/study/cpd/subjects/healthcare-sciences-medicine/
School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Courses in related subject areas

Use the links below to view lists of courses in related subject areas.

Application and selection

How to apply

You should apply for this course by completing our online application form . See the Advice to applicants section for details of the supporting documents we require with your form.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible; we accept applications on a rolling basis up until two weeks before the start of each unit. Late applications may be considered. We reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.

Advice to applicants

Your application form must be accompanied by supporting documents.
  • A personal statement - approximately 300-500 words about why you wish to take this course and how it will affect your personal and professional development. This statement should try and refer to your current role.
  • Full curriculum vitae including voluntary experience.
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if required).

Supporting documents can be sent with the application form to pgtaught.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk . After applying, please do not submit documents in any other way without telling us first so we can provide you with the most efficient service.

Please make sure you include your University ID number on any correspondence and do not send any documents before you have submitted your application.

Course details

Course description

If you are interested in studying genomic medicine at postgraduate level to further your professional prospects, but don't have the time to dedicate to a full master's course, you can take one or more units from our Genomic Medicine MSc course as standalone continuing professional development (CPD) courses.

We offer a range of units as short CPD courses, with most focusing on face-to-face interaction with our genomic medicine experts. Some units are taught using blended learning - a combination of face-to-face and online elements - for further flexibility.

Course unit list

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Health Informatics BIOL67361 15 Optional
Economics of Genomics and Precision Medicine BIOL67372 15 Optional
Counselling Skills for Genomics BIOL67381 15 Optional
Ethical, Legal and Social issues in applied Genomics BIOL67382 15 Optional
Pharmacogenomics and Stratified Healthcare BIOL67481 15 Optional
Molecular Pathology of Cancer BIOL67482 15 Optional
Fundamentals of Human Genetics BIOL67561 15 Optional
Genomics of Common and Rare Inherited Diseases BIOL67582 15 Optional
Disease Modelling and Genome Engineering BIOL67672 15 Optional
Bioinformatics, Interpretation, Statistics and Data Quality Assurance BIOL67981 15 Optional
Application of Genomics in Infectious Diseases BIOL67982 15 Optional
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What our students say

So far, I have completed four modules on Bioinformatics, Human Genetics, Pharmacogenomics and Genetic Counselling. I can honestly say that I have thoroughly enjoyed each of these and they have opened my eyes to the potential transformation of healthcare in the NHS through genomic medicine. (Bradley Horn, Genetic Technologist)

I enjoyed the course - very interesting with different areas covered. I learnt a lot; the presentation was good for independent learning. Good course and excellent lecturers.  (CPD student, Genomics and Mainstream Medicine - Ophthalmology)

The course content was really interesting and useful, and it was good to finish the week seeing it from the patient's point of view through the Genetic Counselling and Supporting Patients lectures. (CPD student, Genomics and Mainstream Medicine - Ophthalmology)

I thought it was a well-balanced overview of the many aspects of eye disease with the genetics department. I enjoyed it all. (CPD student, Genomics and Mainstream Medicine - Ophthalmology)

Very interesting week with a good mixture of sessions. (CPD student, Genomics and Mainstream Medicine - Ophthalmology)

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service .