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Masters Human Pathology - Council Genetics and predictive medicine    Back

Aix-Marseille University Course Type: Master taught Start Date: September
Location: Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, France Duration: Full time - 2 Years Fees/total cost: EUR 510.00


"Human Pathology" is the only mention of research that combines in a single training as important areas of biomedical research as Infectious Diseases, Cancer, Genetics, Environment, Nutrition and Cardiovascular Diseases.

The essential objectives of the reference to "Human pathology" of the "Health Sciences" field are of two kinds: biomedical research training scientific students and students of the courses of health (civil and military) and vocational training to new health, genetics and medicine Predictive consultancy professions and trades related to the environment and health.

These objectives are essential to meet new health issues such as infectious diseases, genetic diseases, cancer, the effects of the environment on health (pollution, smoking), the health consequences of the geopolitical upheavals (displacement, bioterrorism) and cardiovascular diseases. As must training be interdisciplinary and include training in clinical research deficit in France. So training should it be interdisciplinary and include training in clinical research, a deficit in France.

In terms of knowledge:

To train genetic counselors. These are professionals working in tandem with a doctor in the fields of genetics and predictive medicine (genetic counseling, assessment and risk management, creation of family trees, and contact information to families, integrate social , psychological, cultural, legal and ethical issues, introduction of search options ...). Fields of application are varied (Mendelian inheritance, multifactorial, prenatal diagnosis, cancer genetics, neurogenetics , pediatrics, cardiovascular, endocrinology, nutrition and metabolism disorders ...).

Provide high-level training in both the scientific and medical health professionals geneticists not have to take care of disorders in hereditary component and / or multifactorial.

Promote the development of research programs and actions for health in cross-cutting areas combining public health and modern biology with a vocation finalized in health. In this regard, the prosecution theory is encouraged (Graduate School EDSVS, ED 62).

In terms of skills:

Are taught the methodological aspects of genetics and predictive medicine (and populations formal genetics, molecular basis of diseases, Mendelian inheritance and multifactorial , cytogenetics, genetic testing, care-person relationship, psychological impacts, ethical and legal aspects) and their application areas (prenatal diagnosis, cancer genetics and oncology, neurogenetics , cardiovascular disease and hemostasis, endocrinology, diabetes, metabolic diseases ...).

Full time

Start date:
2 Years
Teaching method:
Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, France
EUR 510.00
EUR 510.00
Tuition fees

Course Provider Details

Course contact information

Jean-Louis Mege
Faculty of Medicine
University accredited:
120 ECTS
Last update: 18/02/2015


Module name Credits (ECTS or CATS) Duration Core / elective / recommended Available as Short course (CPD)
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases and Nutrition 3 ECTS core  
Ethical and legal Genetics 6 ECTS core  
Formal genetics, population genetics 6 ECTS core  
Foundations of human, molecular and medical genetics 6 ECTS core  
Oncogenetics 6 ECTS core  
Paediatric Genetics and major diseases 6 ECTS core  
Person-caregiver relationship 6 ECTS core  
Prenatal diagnosis 6 ECTS core  
Sensory Neurogenetics and diseases 6 ECTS core  
Application in the professional workplace 6 ECTS elective  
Applied Ecology - Biostatistics 6 ECTS elective  
Biophysics applied to cellular responses 3 ECTS elective  
Cytogenetics 3 ECTS elective  
Embryonic and adult stem cells 3 ECTS elective  
Mechanisms of constitutional genetic disease occurrence 3 ECTS elective  
Quality, risk and environmental health 6 ECTS elective  
Sociological reasoning and methodology of investigation 6 ECTS elective  
Susceptibility to parasitic diseases 3 ECTS elective  
Basic Psychology 6 ECTS  
Laboratory training 18 ECTS  
Laboratory training 9 ECTS