Will you be the next person to study MSc in Diagnostics and Precision Medicine in Ireland? Ireland is recognised as a leader in technology, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical sectors. In Ireland’s first precision medicine course at postgraduate level, Student Ambassador Thu Do is learning the latest therapies for cancer treatment as well as other cutting-edge medical technologies. Read on to find out more…
At the beginning of the new university application season, you are probably wondering which major, university, and country are the best fit. It used to be like this for me about a year ago when there were many factors to consider before making a decision, for example, what will the course cover and will it be practical? Or will the course give students the opportunity to work with the latest technologies? And what does the future hold for that field?
Whether your background is in fields such as Life Science, Pharmaceutical, Medicine, Chemistry, or you’re simply interested in these fields, this article may be helpful to you.
Let’s begin with a quick question. Have you ever wondered how diabetes was diagnosed a very long time ago? The answer may surprise you: they tasted the patient’s urine.
That is the truth, you did not get it wrong. In the 17th century, people used to taste urine, and a patient was diagnosed with diabetes if the urine tasted sweet. You may already be aware that people these days use blood glucose metres, all they need to do is take a small amount of blood, and then that device will determine the patient’s blood sugar level.
Now we are in the era of genomics, the human genome is being used for more than just diagnosing diseases, but also for identifying risk before diseases occur. In the future, the goal will be to not only identify risk, but also to prevent disease. A new era of medicine is also upon us: personalised medicine. We are shifting from providing “one size fits all” therapies to ensuring “the right therapy is provided for the right person at the right time” in medicine.
It is a big step, isn’t it? In order to accomplish all of that, however, we will need even more insights and discoveries.
Halfway through my MSc in Diagnostics and Precision Medicine course at Dublin City University (this is Ireland’s first precision medicine course at postgraduate level), I am learning the latest therapies for cancer treatment as well as other cutting edge medical technologies and I believe it is not too early to say this course has provided me with a foundation on which I can build my future work.
And more than that. With most of the leading international companies choosing Ireland to be their European headquarters, Ireland is recognised as a leader in technology, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical sectors. Across Ireland, academic researchers are collaborating with businesses and start-ups on interdisciplinary research projects and programs. Studying in Ireland will be a great opportunity for international students to see and learn how they implement these things.
Will you be the next person to study MSc in Diagnostics and Precision Medicine in Ireland?
See you in Ireland!
Thu Do is studying MSc in Diagnostics and Precision Medicine at Dublin City University.