Genomic Medicine Professional and Research Skills

Module overview

This module is compulsory for those taking the 30 credit Dissertation, optional for those taking the 60 credit Research Project. You will learn about the role of research and audit within the NHS, learn about different types of research (qualitative, quantitative, systematic review), learn about the ethical approval process, and understand how clinical guidelines are produced. 


15 Masters level credits

Module attendance required

Three days on campus, complementing a substantial component of distance learning delivered through the Virtual Learning Environment.

Module dates

First iteration - 29 September and 20 October and 10 November
Second iteration - 20 January and 10 February and 27 February


The module will be assessed via an extended essay. For those taking the module as a stand-alone option, you need only take the assessment if you require the University credits. 

Academics involved in the delivery of this module 

Module Lead: 
Dr Nikolaos Efstathiou

Interested in taking this individual module as a CPD programme?

This module can be taken as a standalone assessed or non-assessed course.  Costs to be confirmed.  

You should have a good honours degree in a life sciences subject, although we will consider applicants with alternative qualifications and professional experience within the health service or other relevant background. You should either take module 1 (An Introduction to Human Genetics and Genomics), module 2 (Omics Techniques and their Application to Genomic Medicine) and preferably at least one other core module first, or be able to show you have equivalent knowledge and understanding to enable you to benefit from this module. 

Please contact the Programme Administrator for further information. 

Dr Peter F. Searle
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 4487