In the Name of God
Title: Medical Genetics
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The field of Medical Genetics is a main branch of medical sciences whose PhD graduates will be able to solve the problems in identification, prevention, consultation, and cure of genetic disorders. Medical Genetics knowledge, as a fundamental science, serves in promotion of national economy, health, treatment, public welfare, and promises a future full of valuable outcomes for human being.
Medical Genetics PhD degree provide both course and research programs for whom are seeking an advanced understanding of professional skills and practice, often within the context of national policy issues and developments. The program combines modules of advanced subject knowledge, training in general research methods and management, understanding of disciplinary enquiry.
We aim to develop student skills in appreciating and applying molecular techniques to problems in medical education and research fields by strongly connecting basic and medical genetics sciences. The graduates will be able to provide consultation for specialized laboratories or supervisors in order to improve the application of Medical Genetics in universities and research centers.
The main mission of this course is providing the student with the necessary disciplines as follow:
Outcomes and Principal Roles and Tasks of the Graduates
Graduate in PhD course of Medical Genetics will be able to take educational responsibilities, conduct researches and provide expert genetic and consulting services related to medical genetics, as well as become directors of genetic laboratory:
Expected General Competencies
Specific Competencies (Skills & Performances)
Besides those of the MS, they include:
Condition of Admission to the Course
*Important note: These general conditions do not necessarily exclude specific conditions of each institute or university.
Educational Strategies, Methods and Techniques
Educational strategies are a combination of student- and teacher-centered learning and teaching with an emphasis on self-learning and teaching methods, includes following criteria:
a) Methods of assessment
Residents will be evaluated by the following methods:
Written, verbal, and practical assessment.
b) Types of the assessment
Periodic, comprehensive (final), monitoring the progress and completion of the thesis
The graduates should:
1 and 2 are contained in Enclosures.
* Biosafety and Patient Safety Rules will be set out by the Educational Department and will be available to the students.
Total Number of Credits:
The course credits totals 50 including:
The core credits: 27
The noncore credits: maximum 3
Writing dissertation: 20
Table A. Compensatory Courses in the Medical Genetics PhD*
*Students should earn all or some of compensatory course credits (Table A) as specified by the Department of Education and approved by the Postgraduate Education Council.
Table B. Core Courses in the Medical Genetics PhD
*Genetic Counselling and Special Hospital Training courses will be given to students in a semester after passing all of the abovementioned courses in Table B.
Table C. Non-Core Courses in the Medical Genetics PhD*
*Students should choose 3 credits as specified by the corresponding department.
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Update : 2018/1/16