MSc Genomic Medicine information day announced

Higher education institutions interested in bidding are invited to event in London on 3 September

Health Education England (HEE), in partnership with Genomics England (GeL), NHS England (NHSE) and Public Health England (PHE), is holding an open information day on 3 September 2014 in preparation for a new Master’s programme in Genomic Medicine.

The Master’s programme is designed to educate NHS healthcare professionals from across the multi-professional team (including medicine, nursing, pharmacists, scientists and technologists) to prepare them for the future adoption of genomic technologies and the increasing use of genomic information as part of the diagnostic and treatment pathway.

This is an exciting opportunity for higher education institutions (HEIs) to engage with and support the delivery of the 100,000 Genomes Project and the transformation of the health system by educating NHS healthcare professionals to meet future changes in patient care, which will be introduced through the sequencing of whole genomes and their application across healthcare. The trainees on these programmes will be able to work within the Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership (GeCIP) Training Embassy.

Information day

The open information day for interested HEIs will be held on Wednesday 3 September 2014, 11am to 2pm, at the Piccadilly Room, 27th Floor, Portland House, Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5BH.

The information day is an opportunity for HEIs to meet with NHS and GeL stakeholders to gain an insight into the goals and requirements of the Master’s programme. The day includes opportunity for networking, and lunch will be provided.

To register your attendance, email Tom Clayton. Please provide details of your organisation and names of attendees.

Delivering the Master’s programme

Successful HEIs will have a strong track record in delivering excellent and innovative teaching programmes and with recognised research excellence in genomic science and medicine. There will be a geographical spread of provision and equitable access for all NHS staff.

HEE will fund the course fees for NHS staff who enrol on the Master’s programme. The programme will be delivered with full-time and predominantly part-time options, and also provide modules to be accessed as part of workforce transformation and Continuing Professional Development.

A full invitation to tender will be delivered by 8 October 2014. Successful bidders will be expected to deliver a validated and accredited programme in the first quarter of 2015.

For more information about the Genomics Education Programme, please visit the About us page.