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M.Sc. in Translational Oncology

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Trinity College
The University of Dublin
School of Medicine

Course Director: Prof Jacintha O'Sullivan
Course Co-ordinators: Dr. Graham Pidgeon and Dr. Joanne Lysaght

Duration: 1 year full-time

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Cancer research is a significant strength at Trinity College Dublin and is a major focus at the associated teaching hospitals, including St. James's Hospital. Global cancer incidences are rising rapidly each year and research exploring the underlying causes, mechanisms of tumour progression and response to treatments are vitally important.

This one-year M.Sc. in Translational Oncology, aimed at scientists, clinicians and other healthcare professionals will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the causes and treatment of cancer. The programme explores the cellular, genetic and epigenetic basis of cancer, and also covers the scientific and clinical challenges pertinent to the management of site-specific cancers. All aspects of cancer treatment, from standard therapies to ‘individualized’ molecular targeted therapies and immunotherapy will be explored. The focus of the course is research led teaching in the field of translational oncology. The course is unique, as it is taught on the St. James’s Hospital site at the Trinity Tramslational Medicine Institute by scientific experts and clinical specialists spanning multiple disciplines.

Why undertake this M.Sc?

This highly innovative and award winning course will enable students to:

  1. Develop their research skills
  2. Broaden their expertise in oncology
  3. Develop advanced knowledge in specific areas of scientific, translational and clinical oncology.

The course is recognised by many academic and industry partners as a source of high quality postgraduate students. With an employment rate above 92% in its last 4 years, careers span further research (including PhDs) and employment in hospitals, university and medical centres. Additionally a significant number of students have secured positions in pharmaceutical and clinical trail companies both nationally and internationally.

Last updated 7 September 2017 by MSc in Translational Oncology - Web Administrator .