Wednesday, 09 August 2017 14:22

Gateway to Genetic Counselling Courses

A new and funded opportunity for nurses and midwives to train in genetic counselling

With genetic testing increasingly forming part of patient care in many areas of healthcare, the need for healthcare professionals to understand and be able to confidently convey result to patients has never been greater; and yet many nurses and midwives have not had the opportunity to train in this area. Cambridge University has now designed a training package, with accreditation, to address this need, further preparing nurses and midwives for their vital role in delivering genomic medicine. 

About the course

Provided by the Cambridge medical programme with funding from Health Education England (HEE), the training will include:

• a week of full-time, face-to-face teaching in human genetics and genomics, followed by an assessed assignment, accredited through the Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge

• a week of full-time face-to-face training in genomic counselling, followed by an assessed assignment, accredited through the Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge

• provision of resources and supervision to facilitate guided learning

Find out more

HEE is offering funding for the two weeks of face-to-face teaching. For more details, including dates and accommodation, or to register for your place, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Genomics Education Programme also offers several free, relevant, online courses, including: Preparing for the Consent Conversation, which covers how to take consent from patients joining the 100,000 Genomes Project; and Whole Genome Sequencing: Decoding the Language of Life and Health, an online course looking at how whole genome sequencing works and how it is used to benefit patients.