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. Increasingly, this genomic information is supporting the development of personalised medicine: being able to choose the best treatment depending on the genetic make-up of the person.

About the course

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Why take this course?
As personalised medicine becomes more commonplace, it is important that health professionals have a good awareness of what genomics is. This course will introduce how genomic information is being used to support clinical practice, and its future impact on healthcare.

Who is this course aimed at?
This module has been developed for health professionals at all levels.

What will I learn?
You will be introduced to the fundamentals of the human genome and how it can influence a person’s health. You will learn about the key ways that genomic information is being used in a clinical setting, and the advances being made that will improve healthcare outcomes in the future. Generally, the course will promote an understanding of genomics and its growing importance in medicine.

How will I learn?
The course features textual content, video interviews, animations and patient case studies. On completion of the course, a short assessment will provide an opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned.