MRC GMP node training

With a vision of creating the next generation of leaders, our MRC/EPSRC Glasgow Molecular Pathology Node training workstrand aims to provide state of the art training programmes for Molecular Pathology, in order to facilitate pathologists, clinical scientists and those in related health professions to acquire essential knowledge, skills and professional attributes.

Molecular Pathology training for consultants, trainees and scientists in Pathology and related disciplines

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Undergraduate Medicine courses

Other Masters-level courses

The course aims to provide students with science background with a critical understanding of molecular pathological approaches in the research of disease mechanisms, interrogating the underlying biological questions, as well as aiming to provide better stratification of translational strategies, including target identification and precision medicine. The course also aims to develop the students’ proficiency in analysis and critical evaluation of  literature in the area of molecular pathology.

Dissertation project opportunities in Molecular Pathology

We offer variety of opportunities for electives / short-term research projects to programmes including;

Postgraduate Research opportunities

PhD projects are offered by the academics associated with the Molecular Pathology node.

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Cancer in the 21st Century: the Genomic Revolution” is a free online course, from the University of Glasgow via the FutureLearn platform.  It is run by university staff from Medical Genetics, the Institute of Cancer Sciences and colleagues.  This course is open to anyone, although it is designed for individuals with a prior interest in biology, including current undergraduate students, and nurses or medics who want to further their knowledge in this area.  It enables learners to discover how modern genetics has revolutionised approaches to the detection and treatment of cancer.   Over six weeks, we examine three key questions about cancer diagnosis and treatment: Where have we come from? Where are we now? And where are we going?  The course offers insights into patients’ experiences and enable discussions on key issues. Guest lecturers will include active researchers and those involved in direct patient care. Students also undertake their own internet-based investigation into one of the most exciting areas of cancer research.

Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds

Wednesdays 13:00-14:00 / Level 2 University Seminar Room (L2/B/078)
All staff and students are welcome to attend.

The Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds are seminar series that covers a variety of topics relevant to the activities and services in our building, from diagnostic practice to basic research, molecular pathology and technologies, as well as health and economic strategies and public interest in health and medicine. This year we have tried to involve all departments within the Laboratory Medicine Building and to reflect wide variety of interests. We believe that the remit of the Grand Rounds should include better understanding of the services our departments provide and our interests in research and development.  We hope that through the Grand Rounds, interactions between people from different department and organizations are facilitated. We also aim to generate flexible training opportunities for all staff, trainees and students, through the attendance and presentations in the Grand Rounds.

Glasgow Molecular Pathology Node Technology Seminars

In this extension of our regular Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds series, we hold Technology Seminars that specifically highlight the contributions of current industry partners as well as showcasing potential opportunities for interested companies. The aim of this seminar series is to facilitate interactions between academia, NHS and industry, and to make sure that this is incorporated from the start of training in Molecular Pathology.

Enhanced working for delivery and development

In order to develop a workforce with appropriate expertise, buy-out of sessions from existing consultant pathologists will provide dedicated time to build expertise in molecular pathology. This time will be used for:

  • Contribution to training in molecular pathology
  • Contribution to development of multi-disciplinary working
  • Contribution to (and leadership in) Node-associated research & development projects as appropriate especially for the Research Workstrands on Cancer, Inflammatory and Cardiovascular Disease, and “cross-cutting” themes 

This staffing will enhance and expand multi-disciplinary working for development and delivery of molecular pathology.