Genetics and genomics is already used in healthcare in a variety of clinical scenarios. With recent advances in technology and understanding, this is set to expand – so there’s never been a better time for health professionals to refresh their core genomics knowledge. For instance, although the terms may be familiar, what exactly are genes and what is the genome? What function do they serve in maintaining our health?
Why take this course?
This course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with a fundamental understanding of DNA, genomes and genes.
Who is this course aimed at?
The content of the course is aimed at those healthcare professionals who have had limited or no exposure to genomics or genetics in their clinical role. The course would also be suitable for those looking to refresh their knowledge or support training.
What will I learn?
The course covers the following topics
- What is DNA?
- What is a genome?
- What is a gene?
- What is the function of the genome?
- The relation to health
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.
To learn more about related areas of genomics, take a look at these other courses in the Genomics 101 series