Master of Science in Genetic Diagnostics
Master of Science in Genetic Diagnostics

Master of Science in Genetic Diagnostics is a 2 years program conducted by Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine.

This course aims to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes required by scientist to deliver genetic diagnostic services. it includes training in diagnosing genetic diseases using laboratory techniques, genetic testing, choosing appropriate genetic investigations and interpreting results. it also includes formulating effective research proposals based on medical genetics and performing effective researches.

Next Intake On 2018 January

Closing Date for Applications is 2018 – 12 – 01

  • To develop knowledge, skills and attitudes required by scientist to deliver genetic diagnostic services.
  • To diagnose genetic diseases using laboratory techniques, genetic testing, choosing appropriate genetic investigations and interpreting results.
  • To formulate effective research proposals based on medical genetics and performing effective researches.
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Credit Hours: 60
  • SLQF level: 10
  • MBBS or equivalent degree registered with the Sri Lanka Medical Council OR
  • BSc.in Biomedical Sciences Subject or equivalent degree
  • Foreign applicants should have a MBBS or equivalent degree registered with the Medical Council of the country of residence of the applicants.
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  • Lecture
  • Online learning
  • Clinical rotation
  • Self learning
  • Practical/laboratory sessions and assignment
  • Research project
  • Based on written and practical examinations for each module at the end on the 1st and 2nd semesters.
  • Required to write a dissertation on research project
  • This will be examined by two examiners and defended by the student at aviva examination.

Both internal and external

  • Course Fee: Rs. 200,000
  • Application Fee: Rs. 5,000
  • Registration Fee: Rs. 25,000/-
  • Library Fee: Rs. 2,500/-

Dr. T. Kalum Wetthasinghe
Course Coordinator

+94 112 689 545