Our ability to understand how genes, lifestyle, and environment can influence disease promises to revolutionise healthcare practices. Personalised medicine relies on using biomarkers (e.g. genes or protein) to stratify (or split) patients into specific groups for diagnosing or treating diseases. The ideals of personalised medicine will be realised with the development of technologies and systems to predict disease, select the best treatment and reduce side effects for individual patients. This approach to streamline healthcare provides more accurate clinical decision-making tools to identify the right treatment, for the right person, at the right time.
This course provides an academically challenging science education for those who wish to follow a career within the area of personalised medicine. Graduates may also choose to proceed to higher postgraduate degree programmes, including PhD. You may also undertake this online programme for your continued professional development within your individual area of employment.
Your future career will improve the quality of life of patients through better healthcare and smarter technologies to treat and manage diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, neurological disorders, cancer or immune disease.
Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).