This course represents a short, sharp burst of the basic essentials required to be conversant in contemporary medical genomics. It is delivered at a high level to provide an informative overview. Our online learning materials comprise a blend of oral presentations interspersed with interactive quizzes and digital learning tools to assist in understanding key concepts.
Why study the course
Medical genomics has emerged as a key technology underpinning medical
diagnostics. Appreciation of key concepts, as well as the specific issues
surrounding informed consent for individual patients and their wider family
group, represent areas requiring improved understanding, awareness and
training in clinical medicine.
Who can study the course
The course is targeted towards a broad group of healthcare
professionals who may or may not be directly involved with any
applications of medical genomics in their workplace but who require
basic knowledge. Previous participants of the course are drawn from
diverse backgrounds and have included nurses, consultants, matrons,
pharmacists, healthcare and biomedical scientists as well as
undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Medical genomics is a complex area. This course will ‘demystify’ and
explain specialist terminology. The course covers all aspects from genome
structure through to the understanding of a typical genomics clinical report
that may appear within a patient’s notes.
Additional content includes:
− basics of genome structure/architecture
− how genetic variation causes disease
− typical inheritance patterns
− summary of contemporary genomic sequencing with workshops demonstrating
application to rare diseases, cancer diagnostics and stratification
− the importance of accurate, comprehensive clinical phenotyping
− the concepts of genomic sequencing alignment, calling and annotation
− issues surrounding informed consent, accidental findings and information
The course has been divided into easy sections that can be covered
intensely over a single day, or spread across multiple days to fit in with your
working life. You will be granted access to course materials for up to 30 days
Should you have any questions please contact [email protected]