Genetics and Genomics lab

9 October – 10 November 2023 (Online)
Live online sessions: 13, 25 October & 3 November 2023

As healthcare professionals in clinical practice you will find this course useful in developing your understanding of genetics and genomics in relation to the basics and the most recent advances in this field as applies to child health.

The course will lead you through from a revision of the basics of genetic science to an understanding of genetics expression and through to a conceptualisation of the implications from patient. The advances currently being experienced in this field such as personalised genetic medicine and whole genome sequencing will be critiqued with the application to the paediatric patient discussed.

This fully online course is run over 5 consecutive weeks and you are expected to conduct 7 – 10 hours per week of guided and self-directed asynchronous learning, which also incorporates group work online. There are also planned synchronous sessions during the module to discuss ideas, present group and individual work and to facilitate further learning.

The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) hosts guidance and support with resources and tasks that you can study at your own pace within the suggested parameters. The VLE supports your academic journey and helps you to connect with other students for networking, community building and active co-construction of your learning.

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