Medical Genomics and Cancer Therapeutics

Key Facts

Start Date: 10 Nov 2023


Places available: 03 


Duration and Delivery: 16 weeks (Online) 


Workload: 5-6 hours per week


Entry requirements: For all levels of students (Undergraduate students, Master's degree students, or Ph.D.). Basic knowledge of biology, medicine, biochemistry, or other relevant areas is recommended.


Fees: £419 (UK and International)


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Elisa Hampson




This Specialization will equip you with the knowledge of the cellular and molecular basis of cancer therapeutics, medical genomics, and applications of genomic technologies such as gene discovery and genomic technologies for cancer research. To stay competitive in the field of genomics and cancer research, universities and organizations need qualified genomics experts with knowledge and understanding of medical genomics for cancer medicine, who use cutting-edge methods like gene editing. This 16-week Specialization is designed to equip you with the knowledge of genomics you need to apply in cancer medicine. It will train you to perform research in an international research environment. 


Through the virtual internship programme, you’ll gain the essential knowledge and skills required to participate in genomics and cancer research. This Specialization aims to provide knowledge of medical genomics and advances in genomics technologies.


Course Content


The online distance-learning delivery of the course will provide opportunities to receive expertise from the Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID) researchers, material from our partners, and guest lectures. This specialization includes two Professional Certificates (PCerts), 4 -week Researchers Training Programme, and a virtual internship.


Part 1: PCert - Medical Genomics (4 modules)

This 4-week PCert course will provide you the knowledge of medical genomics and genomic technologies. It will provide you with the knowledge to participate in genomic research. You will explore the application of genomic technologies in medicine.


Further details are mentioned on PCert - Medical Genomics page.


Part 2: PCert - Cancer Research and Therapeutics (4 modules)

This Professional Certificate (PCert) course will provide you with knowledge of the cellular and molecular basis of cancer therapeutics such as gene editing. You will gain knowledge about the biology behind ZFN, TALENS, and CRISPR. 


Further details are mentioned on PCert - Cancer Research and Therapeutics page.


Part 3: Researchers Training Programme (4 weeks)

This unique 4-week online training programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to succeed in your career as a researcher in Biomedical Science.


Further details are mentioned on the Researchers Training Programme page.


Part 4: Research Training - Virtual Internship (4 weeks)

This 4 weeks of virtual training will provide you with a learning opportunity from researchers at CamCID. It will provide you opportunities to gain research skills with weekly research-based tasks and feedback on your work. You will participate in research activities (tasks and analysis) remotely and apply your knowledge of genomics in cancer and immunology research.


Further details are mentioned on the Research Training in Cancer Genomics page.


Fees and Funding


UK and International: £419 (including electronic certificate and internship).


Reduced fee option:

If you have already completed any of our online PCert courses included in this specialization, fill this form to get a reduced fee payment link. £79 is reduced from the overall cost of the specialization for every PCert you have completed before (copy of your PCert(s) will be required).


Entry Requirements


This specialization starts with a beginner level and progresses towards the mid and advanced level. However, no prior cancer research experience is required.


This specialization is designed for all levels of students (Undergraduate students, Master's degree students, or Ph.D.). Basic knowledge of biology, biochemistry, bioscience, medicine, or other relevant areas is highly recommended.


All our online courses are taught in English. You must have good English language skills.


Career Opportunities


This specialization (+ internship) is designed to aid professional development in the field of cancer therapeutics, genomics, gene editing in cancer research, and/or cancer therapeutics research, enabling you to further your expertise within an existing career path or to change career direction, for example, into genomics researcher.


Certificate of Completion


After successfully completing all 4 parts of this Specialization, you will be provided with an e-certificate of completion and a virtual internship at Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID).


Taught By


CamCID Research Team and Guest Lecturers (faculty members from multiple universities).

May include additional material by our partners


How To Apply


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