Molecular and Medical Genetics is the field of biology that studies the genetic basis of disease, with the intention of developing improved diagnostics to prevent or treat genetic disorders.
BSc in Molecular and Medical Genetics
ADU's Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Medical Genetics, accredited by the UAE Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), combines academic and supervised practice experience to prepare you for roles as clinical geneticists or research technologists.
About the program
The program will equip you with the knowledge and technical skills in molecular biology and human genetics needed to succeed in the medical genetics field.
The four-year program includes intensive laboratory practical training within the university and two integrated supervised placements with affiliated organizations in the UAE, including VPS Healthcare, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD), and regional medical centers.
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Program educational objectives and student outcomes
Specific objectives of the Molecular and Medical Genetics program are to keep up with these medical science developments for the good of public health and also to recognize and effectively deal with implementation of national or private genetic screening strategies, while disseminating public information and increasing awareness.
Tuition fees structure & calculation
Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.
The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered.
Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and Fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University. Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.
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The BSc in Molecular and Medical Genetics offers you the opportunity to receive training in a discipline growing in demand in today's society. You will acquire the theoretical and practical skills needed to work in both the public and private sectors and develop yourself professionally in both applied and clinical research in genomics, biomedicine, biotechnology, or pharmaceuticals. You will be equipped to work in universities, hospitals, government departments, research institutes, biotechnology, and the pharmaceutical industry. Roles include:
Molecular genetics technologist
Molecular laboratory technologist
Clinical laboratory technician
Scientific laboratory technician
Medical sales representative
Health ministry officer
You will be able to address issues relating to the application of experimental analysis to solving problems in genetics, follow a career involving genomics and clinical genetics, as well as be prepared for advanced study with an MSc in Molecular and Precision Medicine, which will be offered soon at Abu Dhabi University.
High School Curriculum
Minimum Grade *
|MOE Advance||80%||Academic IELTS 5.0|
or EMSAT English 1100
or ITP (taken at Amideast) 500
or Internet- based TOEFL (iBT) 61
Math & Physics grade of 90%
Required to take Remedial Physics offered by ADU
Level 3 in Maths & Physics
|UAE Literary Streams High School (Before 2017)||90%|
|UAE Science Streams High School (Before 2017)||80%|
(subjects are more Science & Math Oriented)
or IGCSE / GCE|
(Completed Year 13/Grade 12 of High School)
(Subjects are more Science & Math Oriented)
|**International Baccalaureate||24 points|
* Students who achieved a score below maybe admitted conditionally, depending on the program and the minimum requirement of the Ministry of Education. Please contact the Admission, Enrollment and International Affairs Department for more information, email@example.com
** Foreign curriculum or curriculum which does not follow the UAE curriculum are required to submit an Equivalency Letter issued by the UAE Ministry of Education.
Major Research, Placements and Electives
Scholarship and financial aids
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We consider it an important national duty to provide equal opportunities for students interested in pursuing higher education and enable them to proactively contribute to society regardless of their financial situation.