Medical Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics

General information

This is a professionally-oriented Bachelor's and following Master's interfaculty study programme that is taught at the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University. The programme is aimed at meeting a growing demand of all the range of workplaces (especially genetic, microbiology and biochemical laboratories of the health care institutions) for specialists proficient in modern methods of medical genetics and molecular biology, and at the same time having practical skills in applying those methods in health care. Therefore, the purpose of this study programme is to provide both excellent theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the branch of medical genetics and molecular biology.

A successful graduate is able to

  • show deep theoretical knowledge of medical sciences, medical genetics and molecular biology
  • show practical skills of performing basic but also highly specialized genetic and molecular biological analyses in health care laboratories
  • show the knowledge of basic methods of molecular biology and operating machines mostly used in genetic and molecular biology laboratories
  • perform basic and higly specialized genetic and molecular biology examinations in medical laboratories

Graduate employment

Graduates of this programme can perform basic analyses in laboratories concerned with genetics, cytogenetics and DNA diagnostics. At these laboratories, graduates can use their theoretical and practical skills in genetic counselling of patients and their close relatives, or molecular biology diagnostics of organisms, pathological stages of cells and genomes.

Faculty Faculty of Science
Type of study bachelor's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction czech

Field of study combinations

Field combinations with Medical Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics

This field of study is only offered in single-subject study mode

Admission Requirements

The part of admission test is written test, which inclides: TSP (every TSP on any faculty of MU), special test of biology with basics of chemistry. The level of special test corresponds with curriculum of grammar schools. Illustrations of special tests are available on (Czech only)

Recommended literature

Succes in TSP is not based on study of literature. Last test are available on For succesful passing of the test is enough to have knowledges of grammar school curriculum of the subject.

Evaluation criteria

The hole classification includes the results of TSP and special test of biology with basics of chemistry.

Frequently enrolled courses

Recommended study plans and other information can be found in the faculty study catalouge.

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