Medicine is set to play an increasingly important
role in the practice of medicine and research in the
biological, medical and pharmaceutical/life science
arenas and this will have broad ramifications on society
and the economy. These require significant nfrastructural
capacity, key among these being trained personnel. Individuals
conversant with key developments in Molecular Medicine
will be required in the clinical, research and industrial
arenas. Biotech companies need a cadre of individuals
trained to the highest degree in the life sciences at
all levels of management. So too will individuals who
wish to undertake entrepreneurial business developments.
The issue of adequate training of personnel in science
is a national concern that our programmes in Molecular
seek to address.
Post Graduate Diploma of the Molecular Medicine
Programme furnishes candidates with an advanced, state-of-the-art
knowledge of current developments in Molecular Medicine.
It is ideal for individuals who have limited available
time example those with already established careers.
The diploma will have the same high standards as the
Masters Programme but will involve a commitment of just
over half the taught hours of the M.Sc. and will not
require the candidate to complete a project, normally
a commitment of three months full time work.
Diploma in Molecular Medicine intends to provide the
student with an understanding of:
cellular and molecular biology
integration of Molecular and Cellular Biology in relation
to human disease
human genome at a Molecular Level
Utilization of knowledge on the molecular basis of
human disease in planning and design of novel therapies
molecular Basis of human genetic disease
addition we will provide a platform in which students
can choose from a
number of specialised topics including:
employed in human molecular genetics
molecular basis of common human malignancies
ethical and legal aspects of molecular medicine as
it impinges on clinical practice
agents, biological and clinical implications
will select a total of twelve units of lectures from
a broad selection of options at core and advanced levels.
They will choose a minimum of four units of basic courses
and six units from advanced courses with two other units
chosen from either advanced or basics modules. A selection
of other units will be offered on an optional basis.
The will complete a minimum of 100 contact hours during
the course of the Programme. The will also complete
a review of a chosen topic with the field of Molecular
who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma Programme
transfer to the Masters Programme subject to availablity.