What is bioinformatics and how can it be applied to healthcare? This course will explore all this and more, from introducing those involved in processing large data sets to how this information can be translated to improve patient care.
Why take this course?
With advances in genomic technologies, the amount of biological data we can now generate about patients is vast. It is vital that healthcare integrates the principles of bioinformatics to process and make sense of that data in a form that clinicians can use to inform diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.
Who is this course aimed at?
This module is primarily aimed at practising healthcare scientists and clinicians with an interest in healthcare science and data.
What will I learn?
You will be introduced to the discipline and practice of bioinformatics, with a particular focus on the practical value and the clinical applications. Overall, the course has been designed to help develop an understanding of the growing importance of bioinformatics in healthcare.
How will I learn?
Through textual content, videos, animations and case studies, you will learn from a range of bioinformatics experts, including practitioners in cutting-edge genomic medicine departments and researchers across a range of disciplines. On completion of the course, a short assessment will provide an opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned.