This course explores how proteins are synthesised. It aims to help you understand what proteins are, why they are vital for life and how the information in our genes is used to build them. The session will also cover how variation in the genome can affect protein synthesis and the implications for health.
Why take this course?
As the use of genomics in healthcare increases, so does the understanding of how changes in our DNA affect our health. This course is designed to provide an overview of how information in our genome is used to synthesise proteins and how understanding this can provide an insight into disease mechanisms at a cellular level.
Who is this course aimed at?
This course is primarily targeted at all healthcare professionals working in the NHS who have had limited exposure to genomics in their clinical role.
What will I learn?
The course covers the following topics
- What is a protein?
- Controlling protein synthesis
- Errors in protein synthesis
How will I learn?
The course is delivered through textual content, graphics and animations. There are knowledge checks throughout and, on completion of the course, a final assessment for learners to demonstrate what they have learnt.
If you are unfamiliar with the subjects covered in this course please consider taking these other courses in the Genomics 101 series: