Pre-requisites: None

Aims/Description: Students from within the NHS will be able to take the option to undertake a short (3 week) work-based placement which will allow them to explore genomic medicine practise within their individual work base. Appropriate review of the placement by the Executive Course Committee, and permissions from the work-place will be required. Within the Diagnostic service, example activities include critically evaluating the current screening strategies or comparing current and future screening methods. Alternatively, the focus may be disease-specific or focus on specific case studies, with reflection on the outcomes of that screening. The student will be required to prepare a portfolio for assessment.

Staff Contact: Helen Hickson
Teaching Methods: Placements, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Neuroscience):

Teaching timetable


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