Advances in understanding and technology, coupled with a reduction in cost and time, now means that the use of genomics in routine NHS care is a reality. The information provided by analysing a person’s genome – their DNA – can be used in a variety of clinical scenarios, from the diagnosis of rare disease to the tracking and treatment of infectious diseases.
Why take this course?
As genomics moves out of specialist services and into the mainstream, it is likely to be encountered by more healthcare professionals than ever before, including those who are engaging with this technology for the first time. This course is designed to give an overview of how genomics can be used in a variety of clinical scenarios.
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 in their clinical roles. 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:
- Is genomics relevant to me?
- What is a genome?
- Rare disease
- Infectious diseases
- Mainstreaming genomics
How will I learn?
The course is delivered through textual content, videos and case studies. There are knowledge checks throughout and, on completion of the course, a final assessment for learners to demonstrate what they have learnt.