The MSc is scheduled to run over two academic years as a part time, online course consisting of eight compulsory taught modules, a residential week in Oxford and research based dissertation.
The overall learning objective for the course is to provide you with the multidisciplinary skill set and knowledge required to design, conduct and lead precision medicine research, and to deliver precision medicine in the health service.
The course will:
- provide you with technical knowledge and an in-depth scientific background in genetics, bio-informatics and statistics;
- raise your awareness of the societal implications of precision cancer medicine with a focus on ethics and health economics;
- introduce you to clinical interpretation, and experimental approaches for validation;
- foster your research skills, in particular critical appraisal and discussion of research findings, with the aim of bringing you to a position to apply for DPhil/ PhD positions on graduation.
The above schedule provides a general overview for the two years of study. This will vary slightly from year to year and is only intended as a basic guide.
This course is reviewed annually and subject to minor changes in response to feedback and evaluation.