MSc PROGRAMMES – 2015 Intake, Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

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APPLICATIONS ARE CALLED FOR MSc PROGRAMMES
The Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo is calling for applications for enrollment of students for the following courses scheduled to commence in the first week of August 2015. Closing date of applications is 30th May 2015

MSc IN CLINICAL GENETICS

  • The Course is conducted in collaboration with University of Oslo, Norway.
  • This course aims to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes required by medical graduates to deliver clinical genetic services. It includes training in diagnosing genetic diseases using clinical evaluation and genetic testing, and choosing appropriate genetic investigations and interpreting results. It also includes formulating effective research proposals based on medical genetics and perform effective researches.
  • Eligibility criteria:
    • M.B.B.S. or equivalent degree registered with the Sri Lanka Medical Council
    • Foreign applicants should have a M.B.B.S. or equivalent degree registered with the Medical Council of the country of residence of the applicant
  • Duration:
    • 2 Years (Completion while working is possible)
  • Course Fees: Rs. 250,000/- per year

 

MSc IN GENETIC DIAGNOSTICS

  • The Course is conducted in collaboration with University of Oslo, Norway.
  • The course is designed to explain the technology, theory and practical approaches of molecular genetic methods to the diagnosis and understanding of human disease.
  • The course provide advanced training in theoretical and practical aspects of the basis and diagnosis of human disease with two years of hands on experience in the most advanced genetic diagnostic laboratory in Sri Lanka where they are able to develop the essential skills in cytogenetics, molecular genetics, molecular cytogenetics, next generation sequencing, and clinical bioinformatics.
  • Eligibility Criteria: 
    • MBBS or an equivalent degree from a recognized institution;
    • BDS or an equivalent degree from a recognized institution;
    • BVS or an equivalent degree from a recognized institution; or
    • BSc in Biomedical science or an equivalent degree from a recognized institution.
  • Duration: 2 Years Full Time
  • Course Fees: Rs. 1,000,000/- per year

 

MSc IN REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

  • The Course is conducted in collaboration with the Manipal School of Regenerative Medicine, Manipal University, India.
  • The course is specifically designed to offer hands on experience in human adult and mouse embryonic stem cell isolation, culture and characterization, and include teaching on stem cells in diseases, applications of stem cells, tissue engineering, ethical and regulatory affairs related to stem cells, etc. Theory and practical work in the fields of cellular & developmental biology, molecular biology, immunology, statistics and bioinformatics are also included.
  • Eligibility criteria:
    • MBBS or an equivalent degree from a recognized institution;
    • BDS or an equivalent degree from a recognized institution;
    • BVS or an equivalent degree from a recognized institution; or
    • BSc in Biomedical science or an equivalent degree from a recognized institution.
  • Duration: 2 Years Full Time
  • Course Fees: Rs. 1,000,000/- per year

 

For more details of the above courses and to download the application form: Please visit: http://www.hgucolombo.org/?page_id=99
Duly perfected applications should be submitted via email to office@hgucolombo.org