Free online course on Clinical Bioinformatics: Unlocking Genomics in Healthcare

Posted on 18 April 2016 (Permalink)

The University of Manchester have partnered with FutureLearn to create a free, five-week online course covering the role of clinical bioinformatics and genomics in healthcare today.

The course will illustrate how the discipline of clinical bioinformatics provides an important bridge between the cutting edge science and delivery of genomic medicine in clinical practice. Through a range of case studies and interviews, the course allows learners to experience the world of a clinical bioinformatician and brings sequencing techniques and data analysis processes to life.

Led by Dr Angela Davies, the course has been developed in conjunction with colleagues from the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences and the Manchester Genomic Medicine centre. Week one of the course will explore clinical genomics and how genomic sequencing technologies are transforming patient care, particularly for patients with rare diseases. It will also delve into the world of a clinical bioinformatician to understand their role in the patient’s journey, the challenges they face and how they feel they are making a difference in healthcare.

Enrolment is free and the course is open to all current practising healthcare professionals who are interested in learning more about the role of clinical bioinformatics. It will also be applicable to anyone with an interest in the application of genomics in healthcare and it is not essential to have previous experience or knowledge of bioinformatics or genomics, although medical terminology is used.

The course starts on Monday 6 June 2016 and will run for five weeks, with a new set of learning resources made available each week.

Join the 79 people worldwide who have already registered to complete the course by visiting the Future Learn website