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This Master’s course will explore the major causes of human disease such as tuberculosis, malaria, HIV, tropical diseases and influenza, as well as more focused topics such as infection in vulnerable populations, for instance, in pregnancy. Other topics include the latest updates in vaccine technology and immunotherapy and mechanisms used by pathogens to evade the human immune response.
This pathway will give you the opportunity to study antimicrobial resistance, with a particular focus on healthcare impact, genetic technologies and interventions to reduce antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Specific topics include AMR in tuberculosis, MRSA, sexually-transmitted infections and HIV. There will be an opportunity to learn bioinformatics techniques and the enormous impact that genetics is having on understanding epidemiology, selection and evolution of AMR pathogens. There will be teaching on strategies to reduce AMR such as rapid diagnostics, stewardship, dosing, new drugs, vaccines and phage.
This module at St George’s boasts a renowned heritage in this field, constantly developing new and innovative solutions to enhance diagnosis, prevention and treatment of numerous diseases. Edward Jenner, “The Father of Immunology” who successfully performed the first vaccination against smallpox, was based at St George’s. This compelling course enables you to continue that pioneering work. The programme will also give you the ability to make a real difference to the pursuit of health equity and global social justice.
This course follows a curriculum designed by Health Education England and is suitable for healthcare professionals and other students with an interest in Genomic Medicine. As a jointly taught programme delivered by St George’s University and King's College London, students will benefit from the breadth of expertise provided by both institutions. You will learn how recent technological advances have transformed the way genomic data is generated, analysed and presented, as well as how to handle big data. This is a flexible programme, structured to provide options for PGCert and PGDip awards, as well as the MSc or modular study towards Continuous Personal and Professional Development (CPPD).