The series of films cover the key points in the protocol designed to ensure high-quality samples are sent forward for whole genome sequencing.
Why take this course?
All staff involved with sample preparation and DNA extraction need to be equipped to prepare high-quality samples suitable for genomic analysis. This course, based around the 100,000 Genomes Project criteria, focuses on those skills needed to extract DNA from blood and solid tumour samples that will be put forward for whole genome sequencing.
Who is this course aimed at?
These films are primarily targeted at those working in molecular genetics and histopathology laboratories. They can also be viewed by anyone wishing to learn more about laboratory techniques and the requirements of genomic sequencing.
What will I learn?
Based on protocols developed for the 100,000 Genomes Project, the course covers the following topics:
- Receiving patient samples
- Extracting DNA from blood
- Processing omics samples
- Processing solid tumour samples
- Extracting DNA from solid tumour
- The impact on NHS laboratory teams
How will I learn?
You will learn through viewing filmed laboratory processes and interviews with clinical scientists and histopathologists, outlining the key factors to consider.
On completion of viewing, a short reflection exercise will provide an opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned. You will then be able to receive a record of your feedback and obtain a downloadable certificate of participation.