The increasing awareness of the importance of genetic differences between individual patients poses a series of challenges to modern healthcare and related education. Two of our teaching staff, Lynn McCallum and Elaine Green, went to the recent meeting of the Westminster Health Forum entitled Future of Personalised and Genomic Medicine held on the 14th of December 2017 in London.
Over the past two years the School has moved to meet these challenges, specifically as laid out in the QAA's 2015 Benchmark statement for Biomedical Sciences. This has resulted in the inclusion of genomic and bioinformatics
within undergraduate taught programmes to ensure graduates are skilled
and prepared to deal with this massive change of practice within their
career. The MSc in Biomedical Science has a core taught module on
Genomics and Proteomics to provide a comprehensive overview of basic
genomics and proteomics, understanding the latest experimental
techniques and interpretation of data. Bioinformatics is also available as an
optional taught module.