Human Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry (0114)

Track Coordinator: Prof. Shimon Efrat



This program is offered in English.


The master's program in Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry is designed to provide students with the tools needed to find innovative solutions to basic clinical problems in modern medicine. The program will expose students to the latest developments in the field of molecular genetics and biochemistry in the post-genomic era.



Please note that the student's curriculum must be approved by his advisor and the program coordinator. The curriculum consists of 28 graduate semester hours divided as follows:


Required Courses

  • All students are required to take departmental courses in Biostatistics, Lab Safety, Research Ethics, and Scientific Writing. These courses should be completed in the first year.
  • For students who work with laboratory animals, an additional 6-hour course is required in the Ethical Conduct and Care of Research Animals.
  • For students basing their thesis in research from observational or interventional studies, the following courses are required: Introduction to Epidemiology, Survey and Research Methods in Epidemiology, and Biostatistics II.


Elective Courses

  • Students must take 10 hours of elective courses in the department. They can also take 6 hours of elective courses offered by other departments of the School of Graduate Studies.
Track courses:

Course no.

Course Name

Course Type


Basic Research Methods in Biology

Lecture English


Genetics in the Post-Genomic Era

Lecture English


Bioinformatics in the era of OMICS

Lecture English


Cell and Genetic Therapy in Neurological Diseases

Lecture English


Focused Cancer Treatment: Past, Present and Future

Lecture English




Students must attend at least 25 seminars, of which 80% must be within the Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry. The student will keep a record of the lectures and submit a signed form to the Secretariat confirming participation. This form is a requirement for graduation.


If a student attends a scientific conference, it is equivalent to two seminars. Please note that a student will not get approval for more than two conferences. 




Students must submit a research proposal for their thesis by the end of the second semester. The thesis will be submitted by the end of the fourth semester. Students must present their thesis topic within the Department or at a scientific conference. Their advisor must approve their thesis as a condition for completion of the master's degree.



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