The goal of the Master´s program is to educate students in the scientific fundamentals of human disease, the development and clinical assessment of therapeutics, and modern clinical practices related to precision medicine. The program is aimed at students with a background in the biological sciences or medicine and will enable them to bridge the gap between the bench and the clinic.
The idea of the course is to inspire students to value basic research and to equip them with the tools to understand the challenges of therapeutics development. That includes a deep molecular and mechanistic understanding of human disease as well as core competencies in bioinformatics and management of big data.
Curriculum Director Thomas Leonard says “Human disease is rooted in aberrant events mediated by pathogenic molecules. The complexity of the human body as well as genetic and lifestyle differences between individuals mean that disease can be manifested in many ways. Studying pathogenesis at the molecular level is therefore key to the development of highly specific, targeted therapeutics that are tailored to the patient. What makes this course unique is the teaching philosophy: we focus on paradigmatic diseases, the latest advances in basic research, and clinical case studies to immerse students in the fundamental concepts of precision medicine – at a molecular level.”
Graduates of the new Master´s program in Molecular Precision Medicine will be qualified to pursue careers in basic, clinical, or translational biomedical research, either in academia or industry. The program will also prepare students with the necessary foundations for a PhD in the biomedical sciences.
The program is divided into nine modules and has a planned study duration of four semesters.
Applications for winter semester 2021/22 are now open until June 11th.