Courses

Tumour Assessment for Whole Genome Sequencing

Tumour Assessment for Whole Genome Sequencing

The work done at the laboratory stage is vital to the success of the 100,000 Genomes Project. These online training modules for histopathologists, biomedical scientists and clinical scientists have been developed to demonstrate the need for a consistent approach to estimating cellularity and neoplastic content of tumour samples in order to ensure results from whole genome sequencing.  The modules have been developed in collaboration with Dr David Gonzalez De Castro (Institute of Cancer Research) and Professor Manuel Salto-Tellez (Queen’s University Belfast), and outline one reliable method of tumour assessment which can be adopted. The training will be followed by a fifth assessment module enabling those involved in the process to test their ability in their own time.

Coming Spring 2017
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Whole Genome Sequencing: Decoding the Language of Life and Health

Whole Genome Sequencing: Decoding the Language of Life and Health

Learn about this relatively new technology and its potential to transform healthcare in our new online course, launching on Futurelearn on 23rd January. The course will run over three weeks, covering the fundamentals of genomics and going behind the closed doors of the lab to explore the sequencing and interpretation process and the benefits to patients. Multimedia content includes interview videos with leading genomics experts. .

Sample Processing & DNA Extraction

Sample Processing and DNA Extraction

In order to ensure good results from whole genome sequencing, The 100,000 Genomes Project requires staff working in molecular genetics and histopathology laboratories at Genomic Medicine Centres to adhere to a set of new protocols for both the handling and processing of blood and tumour samples. This series of films has been developed in line with Genomics England protocol to support GMC staff.

100,000 Genomes Project: Preparing for the Consent Conversation

For eligible patients, the 100,000 Genomes Project begins with the consent conversation with their healthcare professional. This course guides health professionals in the key steps of the Project’s consent process, what to consider when preparing for the discussion with potential participants, and how to address their questions and concerns.

  • Accreditation: 2 CPD credits, The Royal College of Physicians
  • Complete at your own pace (1.5 hours)
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Introduction to Bioinformatics

Discover how bioinformatics is becoming increasingly important to contemporary healthcare research and delivery. Learn about the principles and practices of bioinformatics, the challenges it faces and the problems it can help to solve.

Introduction to Genomics

With new technologies we can now examine the whole of a person’s DNA – their genome – quicker and cheaper than ever before. Learn about the fundamentals of genomics and discover its growing importance for healthcare.