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Genetics and Medical Biology

Anglia Ruskin University
En Cambridge (Inglaterra)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    3 Years

This course takes you from the basics which underpin the subject right through to the forefront of current knowledge in both Genetics and Medical Biology. It will provide an excellent preparation for a variety of careers, both subject related and generic.

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Requisitos: Required subject(s): GCE A-level Biology GCSE(s) Preferred: English grade C, Mathematics grade C We welcome applications from International and EU students. There are country-specific entry requirements.


Dónde se enseña y en qué fechas

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01 octubre 2016
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendés en este curso?

Medical training


Course overview

Medical Biology is a popular and fascinating field of study concerned with a detailed understanding of the human body in health and disease. Central to Medical Biology are the techniques and methodologies used in the diagnosis of disease, its monitoring and identification of treatment procedures.

Genetics is fast becoming an integral part of medicine and has become particularly topical with the completion of the Human Genome Project and the associated revolution in the understanding of the genetic bases of disease. Our Genetics course therefore, fits in well in combination with Medical Biology, allowing you to explore the full breadth of Genetics, whilst placing particular emphasis on medical aspects.

Module guide

Year one core modules

  • Biomeasurement
  • Core Biology
  • Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Foundations of Cell Biology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • General Microbiology

Year two core modules

  • Preparation for Research
  • Laboratory Techniques for the Biomedical Sciences
  • DNA and Gene Manipulation
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Diagnostic Techniques in Pathology
  • Principles of Pathology
  • The Physiology of Organ Systems

Year three core modules

  • Undergraduate Research Project
  • Medical Genetics
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Human Pathology
  • Special Topics in Microbiology
  • Special Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Microbial Pathogenicity


A wide range of modern, dynamic learning and teaching methods are employed. The methods used have been designed to meet the specific learning outcomes of the course. Assessment includes coursework and formal examinations.

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Comments: You will be entitled to apply for student membership of The Institute of Biology (IOB). After working as a biologist for two years, graduates may apply for full membership and Chartered Biologist status.
Career opportunities: A degree in Genetics and Medical Biology will provide excellent preparation for a variety of careers, both subject specific and generic. Many recent graduates have found employment in the Health Service, publishing or industry, particularly in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Others have gone on to pursue research, or have chosen to complete a PGCE and go into education.