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Stratified Medicine (BSc Hons)

‘right treatment, for the right person, at the right time’

“Stratified medicine is the classification of individuals into groups based on their susceptibility to specific diseases or their response to particular therapies.”

The programme

Stratified medicine is a three-year full-time course. In year one student’s will study six modules, which will establish a strong foundation in topics such as disease and treatment, pharmacogenomics, programming and data management, ethics, and the ‘omics’ (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics). Year two will consist of six modules, which will develop your expertise both ‘in silico’ (programming, data management/analysis) and ‘in vivo’ (disease systems). Final Year provides essential know-how of clinical trial design & analysis, healthcare economics, and the application of your acquired expertise through completion of a research project (data analysis/clinical research).

You will gain an in-depth understanding of disease systems and bioinformatic and statistical analyses of large patient and omic datasets.

Careers and Postgraduate opportunities

You will exit this course with a highly sought-after combination of expertise in biomedicine bioinformatics and biostatistics and be equipped to become part of a rapidly expanding workforce on the cutting edge of medical progress. You will be well positioned to take up a career in biomedical research, the health service, the pharmaceutical, or diagnostics industries. Your future career will help improve the quality of life of patients through more efficient and targeted healthcare, and smarter technologies to treat and manage diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, neurological disorders, , cancer or immune disease.

Entry Conditions

Course UCAS code Duration (full time) Location A-levels required (UCAS tariff points/to include grades) Irish Leaving Cert (UCAS tariff points/to include grades)
BSc Hons Stratified Medicine 8H21 3 Years full-time Magee and/or Altnagelvin Hospital (C-TRIC) L’Derry 300/ BB *Detailed below 300/BBBBB *Detailed below

You must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass in English Language at grade C or above (or equivalent). You must also hold a GCSE pass in Mathematics and Biology or Double Award Science at grade C or above (or equivalent). Please note that for purposes of entry to this course the Level 2 Essential / Key Skill in Application of Number is NOT regarded as an acceptable alternative to GCSE Maths.

*Grade B in at least one of Information Technology, Physics, Mathematics. May also have grade B in Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science (Double Award). Any combination to include minimum grades BB at A level. A medical check may be required for entry to these programmes. We also welcome applications from students following a non A-level route. e.g. Access, BTec and HND. Please contact us for more information on your options.