Master of Science in Genomic Medicine
The M.Sc. in Genomic Medicine is a ground-breaking program and the first of its kind in the United Arab Emirates. The program is designed to address the critical need for the professional development of healthcare workforce from different disciplines (e.g. medicine, nursing, scientists and biotechnologists) in genomic knowledge that will impact on their service delivery to patients in the United Arab Emirates. In this program, the students will learn from experts in the field to prepare for a new era of personalized healthcare. It consists of courses, laboratory- and computer-based practical sessions. This program will also promote and foster students'; intellectual curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking in the practical application of genomics and bioinformatics through an original research project chosen from a wide selection of translational topics in the field of Genomic Medicine.
The degree awarded in recognition of the completion of the requirements of this program is "M.Sc. in Genomic Medicine". The corresponding study plan consists of 33 Credit Hours (CH). A student enrolled in the program must complete all requirements in a maximum of six semesters after enrolment. The program requires the completion of a thesis. The 33 CH are partitioned as follows: 20 CH as compulsory courses, 4 CH as elective courses, 9 CH of research and associated thesis on a state-of-the-art project related to genomic medicine. The program allows for both full and part time modes of study.
- Deliver graduates equipped with the necessary skills to understand and integrate genomic medicine in current and future clinical practice.
- Prepare competent graduates to lead national and global health systems forward in the genomic era.
- Promoting state-of-the-art research in national health-related priority areas contributing to the advancement of knowledge in the field of Medical Genetics and Genomics.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Explain genetics concepts and the genetic basis of disease.
- Critically discuss genome technologies and their actual and potential impact in clinical practice.
- Interpret genomic information as part of a diagnostic service or treatment protocol.
- Identify the latest developments in research methodologies and clinical application.
- Formulate a research hypothesis, collect and analyse scientific data, and undertake professionally relevant research.
Required Credit Hours :
minimum 33 hours