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This M.Sc. program will provide training in the field of Molecular Medicine. The course is offered by the Division of Molecular Medicine, Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (Kochi), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Molecular medicine is the study of molecular and cellular phenomena in biological systems that enhances our understanding of human diseases and facilitates discovery research in disease prevention, diagnosis and therapy. Molecular Medicine offers new scientific tools to address mechanistic aspects of different diseases, both in diagnostics and therapy.
One of the unique strengths of this course is its emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach whereby medical sciences, molecular and biochemical aspects of biology is addressed. Students will be encouraged to participate in interdisciplinary learning activities, and some of the courses from different programs are jointly offered.
Molecular Medicine is the study of molecular and cellular phenomena in biological systems that enhances our understanding of human diseases and facilitates discovery research in medicines, vaccines, disease prevention, disease diagnosis and therapy. It offers opportunities for many new fundamental insights into the mechanisms of diseases, and avenues for diagnostics and therapy that couldn’t have been imagined even a decade earlier. This program helps the student gain expertise in the design of drugs by understanding the molecular pathways of action and identify molecular markers of diseases for diagnostics & therapy. It helps to identify fundamental and genetic errors of various diseases. It is also about developing molecular interventions to correct them. The course is structured in such a way that the diagnostic, the therapeutic and the prognostic aspects of the disease are covered so that the patients are benefitted well. The different courses offered include human physiology, molecular basis of diseases, genetic engineering, human genetics, clinical microbiology, bioinformatics, molecular biology, biochemistry & cell biology. Applications include providing genetic & molecular markers indicative of higher risk of a disease as well as to identify environmental risk factors. Many markers have been developed by this group for neurodegenerative diseases
One of the unique strengths of this course is its emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach whereby medical sciences, molecular and biochemical aspects of biology are addressed. Students will be encouraged to participate in interdisciplinary learning activities, and some of the courses from different programs are jointly offered. Molecular Medicine is a fine blend of medical science and cutting-edge technology, and is a trending academic discipline with huge scope in both industries and research. With the advancements in Genomics, personalized medicine is becoming a reality, and studying Molecular Medicine enables one to apply this to individual subjects. Pharma industries are interested in the application of Molecular Medicine to design tailored drugs. This stream has the potential to change the world and offer a plethora of career opportunities. The course has been successful for the last fifteen years with 100% PhD faculty to teach, hands-on research experience in cutting-edge technologies, and state-of-the-art facilities which are one of the best in the country.
The two-year M.Sc. program covers the use of molecular understanding in discovery research in disease prevention, drug development, diagnosis and therapy. All students will be required to conduct a one-year thesis research that provides hands-on experience in molecular biology techniques, cell culture, biochemical techniques and genetic analysis. The research school is a Thematic Unit of Excellence under the Nanomission program of the Government of India. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to pursue their Ph.D dissertation at Amrita School of Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine. ASNSMM has a full-fledged placement cell that assists students in developing competencies and employability skills in order to become part of top-tier companies.
|18MM602||FC||Basics in Human Physiology and Pathology||4||0||0||4|
|18MM603||FC||Clinical Biochemistry and Proteomics||3||0||0||3|
|18MA613||FC||Statistical Data Analysis||1||0||1||2|
|18HU604||HU||Amrita Values Programme||1||0||0||1|
|18MM624||SC||Molecular Biology Lab||1||0||1||2|
|18NS623||SC||Cell Culture and Animal Lab||1||0||1||2|
|18MM626||SC||Molecular Basis of Diseases||2||0||0||2|
|18NS602||SC||Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics||2||0||0||2|
|18NS606||SC||Bioinformatics and Structure based Drug Design||2||0||2||4|
|18MM634||SC||Neurobiology:Chemical and Architectural Organization of Brain||2||0||0||2|
|18RM601||FC||Ethics in Research and Research Methodology||1||0||1||2|
|18MM632||SC||Stem Cell Biology and Therapy||3||0||0||3|
|18MM635||SC||Organoid Culture And Its Applications In Medicine||2||0||0||2|
Total Credits : 72
|Overall Total Credits||69|
|Course Code||Course Title||L||T||P||Cr||ES|
|20MMD301||Stem cell Biology||2||0||0||2|
|20MMD302||Biopolymers and its medical applications||3||0||0||3|
|20BIC301||Human Physiology and anatomy||3||0||0||3|
|20MMD304||Principles of Pathology||0||0||6||2|
|20BIC381||Cell culture lab||0||0||6||2|
|20MMD381||Molecular methods lab||0||0||6||2|
BSc Graduates in – Molecular Biology/ Medical Biotechnology/ Medical Microbiology/ Microbiology/ Biomedical Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Botany/ Zoology/ Medical Genetics/ Biochemistry/ Bio- or Health Informatics/ Clinical Research/ Food Science and Nutrition/ Environmental Science/ Environmental Health Sciences/ Applied Biology/ Applied Psychology/ Nursing/ Allied Health Sciences/ Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Sericulture/ Forestry and any other bioscience related courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent)
*Fees mentioned beside are current. The University reserves the right to alter fees at any time without notice.
Fees in installments
Candidates can pay their fees in installment.
|Program Fees for the year 2022|
|PAYMENT TIME||TUITION FEES||CAUTION DEPOSIT (ONE TIME)|
|Jun-22||₹ 1,70,500||₹ 5,000|
|Room Rent + Establishment Charges (Annual)||₹ 30,000|
|Mess Charges (Annual)||₹ 42,000|
|Caution Deposit* (One Time)||₹ 5,000|
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