The aim of the Clinical Genomics MSc is to help you develop as a self-reliant and autonomous student, capable of independent and novel thinking, with the skills to apply your learning to clinical practice.

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Teaching strategy

The learning objectives will be achieved through a teaching scheme delivered through three key domains: knowledge, skills and attitudes. You will learn through mixture of face-to-face and online teaching, workshops, and self-directed learning through online and library resources. A secure knowledge base will then provide a platform to develop your skills of data interpretation in the context of clinical phenotyping. This will primarily be achieved through workshop sessions, assignments and portfolio development. The third domain, attitude, emphasises the need for you to develop the skills to effectively communicate complex genomic data and discuss ethical considerations such as the identification of incidental findings.

Assessment strategy

The assessments have been designed to reflect the knowledge, skills and attributes articulated in the programme. Each module will have its own discrete assessment specifications related to the intended educational aims and learning outcomes of the module mapped to the programme outcomes.


For all taught modules, you will be assessed by up to two summative assessments. Formative assessment will be provided by regular meetings with your educational/laboratory supervisor. Each assessment has specific assessment criteria which will be published in the student handbook. Summative assessments include, for example, oral presentations, written assignments, which will be double (blind) marked by trained assessors, an online multiple choice question (MCQ) examination, and role play. The research module will be assessed through supervisor feedback and a written report.

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