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Health Data Science for Applied Precision Medicine MSc

University of Dundee

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Ninewells Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Precision medicine is an area of growing importance globally. It integrates genome and biomarker data with big data from healthcare to target safe, effective treatments to individual patients. Understanding why individuals differ in susceptibility to disease and response to treatment has clear benefits, as the global Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted.

You’ll access anonymised real healthcare data linked to genome and clinical imaging data, and use expertise from renowned biomedical scientists to gain applied skills and knowledge in the field. This unique bioresource, linked to medical records at the University of Dundee, has played a major role in globally significant research and continues to impact our understanding of Covid-19.

Throughout the course, you’ll learn by doing. This will involve: examining principles and current practice of precision medicine and its clinical benefits; gaining data management and governance skills for research use of medical data using R statistical software; exploring epidemiology and population genetics and how genes influence drug response and side effects (pharmacogenetics). You’ll gain knowledge and experience of bioinformatics techniques, machine learning, deep learning and artificial intelligence applied to healthcare data, including imaging. You’ll also learn how to produce a grant application and design, carry out, interpret and report a systematic review. A final research project using advanced techniques will help you consolidate your data science skills in the context of this field.


Precision medicine is a multidisciplinary subject and therefore this course is designed to be flexible for a wide range of backgrounds. This includes healthcare professionals wishing to gain a broad base for practical experience in precision medicine as well as bioinformaticians and computer scientists interested in applying their skills in this area. Whatever your background, you’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of the field. You will enhance your capabilities in disseminating research work as well as develop transferable skills in critical thinking, and applying knowledge to problems and systems that are relevant to your current or future place of work. You will understand the process for successful application of precision medicine in a healthcare system. Roles in the field include lab-based biomedicine and computational scientists, geneticists, bioinformaticians, data analysts, and clinicians. There are also opportunities for commercial development roles.

Application deadline

01 September 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Dundee

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    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff from around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of courses within a friendly and integrated community, creating a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 35 5

  • Entry standards

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    247 100%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%



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