Research Project or Library-Based Dissertation

Module overview

Following general introductory lectures/tutorials, students will discuss possible topics with potential supervisors at the University (and potentially at their workplace).

The independent Research Project may be lab-based, clinically orientated (depending upon NHS role of the student) or a computer-based bioinformatics project. Those based in the NHS and supported by HEE will have access to the GeL database associated with the 100,000 Genomes Project.

The Library-Based Dissertation allows students to undertake literature-based research on a topic of their choice relevant to genomic medicine. (Note, students choosing this alternative must also take Module 13 - Genomic Medicine Professional and Research Skills)


60 Masters level credits (Research Project) or 30 Masters level credits (Dissertation)

Module attendance required

The agreed project may be undertaken at the University of Birmingham, or at the student’s workplace (if suitable).

Module dates



The module will be assessed via a written report of the project in the form of an original research paper or a review paper; a short presentation, and a lay summary / presentation.

Academics involved in the delivery of this module 

Module Lead:
Dr Peter Searle