MSc Molecular Pathology / Course details

Year of entry: 2021

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Course unit details:
Diagnostic Molecular Pathology

Unit code MEDN67542
Credit rating 30
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by School of Medical Sciences
Available as a free choice unit? No


This unit will provide a broad based knowledge of molecular pathology in the context of the diagnostic histopathology, with a  focus on the role of molecular testing for prognostication and treatment stratification in the context of personalised medicine. The lectures will be delivered by a range of clinical and non-clinical academic staff, many of whom are internationally recognised experts in their field.


To equip students with an advanced knowledge of the use of molecular pathology in clinical diagnostic practise, with a focus on the role of tissue morphology in diagnosis and the role of ancillary molecular tests in refining diagnosis, prognosis and prediction of treatment response.

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written exam 20%
Written assignment (inc essay) 40%
Report 40%

Feedback methods

Feedback for assessments will be via Blackboard or Student Services

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Practical classes & workshops 300
Independent study hours
Independent study 0

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Richard Byers Unit coordinator

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