New introductory genomics courses launched

The Genomics Education Programme has launched three exciting new courses as part of itsĀ Genomics 101 series, which aims to provide an overview of the fundamentals of genomics and its applications in healthcare. Created for those with little or no previous knowledge, each course focuses on a key aspect of genomics, from the underlying science to the application in clinical practice.

Talking Genomics aims to support healthcare professionals when talking to patients about genomics. Investigating the Genome Part 1 explores when and why we might investigate the genome, as well as the process – from identifying that a genomic test is needed through to analysis of results. Part 2 looks in more detail at some of the main types of genomic tests and includes useful clinical case studies.

All of the 101 courses last 30-40 minutes each and are available through the e-LfH platform and are free to access for NHS staff and those within universities in the UK.