The Health Education England Genomics Education Programme (GEP) is offering NHS professionals fully-funded continuing personal and professional development (CPPD) modules as part of its work to ensure the health service remains a world leader in genomic and precision medicine. These master’s-level modules have been developed as part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-professional course in genomics that can be applied to both clinical practice and medical research. They will allow professionals to enhance their knowledge and skills in this rapidly evolving field.
There are 16 different modules available covering the whole range of genomic medicine. These include:
- Introduction to human genetics and genomics
- Genomics of common and rare inherited disease
- Molecular pathology of cancer
- Ethical, Social and Legal issues
- Advanced Bioinformatics
The modules are open to the full range of clinical professions and NHS managers and credits from individual modules can be built up into a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma. The courses are being delivered by a national network of nine universities across England. More details of the modules, eligibility criteria and how to apply are available on the Genomics Education Programme website.