Rapid technological advances have made high-throughput technologies available for the study of biological systems, laying the foundation for the development of the “-omics” era. This offers the ability to carry out high-throughput studies characterized by big data production. Indeed, the completion of the first human genome sequence and the availability of high-scale technological tools have made it possible to study genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, and other -omic sciences at a previously unthinkable level. The integration of these disciplines is further increasing our understanding of the molecular bases of human diseases.
This module aims to offer a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of omic sciences and the potential of the datasets emerging from these technologies to diagnose, monitor, and target many common diseases.
On completion of this module students should be able to:
This module aims to offer a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of omics sciences and the potential of the datasets emerging from these technologies to diagnose, monitor, and target many common diseases.
Topics covered include introductory lectures to explore fundamental principles of the human genome, transcriptome, epigenome, proteome and metabolome. Applications/Technology lectures will cover practical consideration in biological sample sourcing, best practices, sample preparation, technological solutions and interpretation.
Content will be delivered by UCD School of Medicine staff as well as invited expert lecturers with pharma experience. The module will be delivered using a blended format over the autumn 2021 Trimester (September to December). Follow the link to view the full module descriptor.
Major code: CT55.
Deadline: 3rd September 2021
Please consult the Fees & Grants Office website for the module fee.
This module is eligible for Higher Education Authority (HEA) July Stimulus funding. There are 20 such opportunities available for applicants of this module for autumn 2021.
Eligible participants are listed below in order of priority for recruitment purposes;
Returners are those who are not in receipt of a payment from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection but who have been out of the work environment for a number of years due to childcare or other caring obligations. They have a previous history of employment but may require upskilling, reskilling or cross-skilling to transition back to the workforce.
To be eligible the applicant must have been:
It should be noted that acceptance on to a postgraduate course does not confer any entitlement to DEASP payments or childcare supports. Returners will not pay any course fees.
Jobseekers and Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP)
People in receipt of PUP or a jobseekers payment can participate on approved July Stimulus part time postgraduate courses. This category of participant is not liable to pay a fee under this scheme.
Applicants who are employed will need to meet the residency requirements, i.e. that the applicant has been ordinarily resident in an EU/EEA/UK/Swiss state for at least three of the five years preceding their entry to the programme.
This category of applicant will also be required to provide a copy of their most recent ‘Employment Detail Summary’ or other relevant revenue documentation.
Applicants will be required to pay 10% of the course fee.
To be eligible those who are formerly self-employed must provide a letter/statement from Revenue confirming that the applicant is no longer trading or a similar letter from the applicants (former) accountant should be sufficient.
Alternatively, a participant can swear a declaration stating that they are no longer self-employed. Applicants will be required to pay 10% of the course fee.
Full and Part time Postgraduate courses are open to recent graduates. However, to participate in these courses, 2020 graduates will be required to pay 10% of the course fee.
Eligible participants must have at least a level 8 qualification or equivalent prior to acceptance onto a course. Exact academic eligibility requirements will be determined by individual providers and may depend on the nature of the course.
For further details on the funding opportunities available and eligibility criteria, follow the link to Springboard+
Academic Programme Director:
Dr Eoin Brennan
UCD School of Medicine,
Conway Institute, UCD
UCD School of Medicine, Health
Sciences Centre, UCD Belfield, D4.