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  • What is Genetic Counselling?

    3 August - 25 October 2020

    What is Genetic Counselling? https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/what-is-genetic-counselling # Overview * **Duration:** 6 weeks live, 2 hours per week * **Free** * **Certificate of achievement** available on satisfactory completion * **Start Date:** The course is run ‘live’ for 6 weeks from the start date above. Once this period is over there will be no live monitoring of the forums, but you can still join and complete the course during the remaining period. ### Why join the course? Who are genetic counsellors? Who has genetic counselling and what does a genetic counsellor do? On this course, you will find the answers to these questions whilst learning about the role of genetic counselling in healthcare and the genomic era. You will discover why people seek genetic counselling and how it compares in different contexts and countries. You will explore the main skills and knowledge needed of a genetic counsellor, as well as their key responsibilities to patients. You will also discuss the ethical issues of genetic counselling, and its varied opportunities and challenges for the future. ### Who is the course for? This course is designed for healthcare professionals, clinicians, biomedical research scientists, and anyone curious about genetic counselling. Although not required, a basic knowledge of genetics, genetic testing technologies, and inheritance patterns would help support your learning on this course. ### What do people say about this course? _"What a great course. Perfect introduction to genetic counseling. This has given me a very real insight into the work that is carried out prior to my role in a genetic testing laboratory. Also overwhelming to think of the hours that go into the counselling sessions, ensuring patients are prepared, informed and able to make their own decisions." - Previous Participant_ _"Thank you very much for such an informative, enjoyable and though-provoking course. I have learnt a lot during these six weeks and I definitely know more now than I did prior to starting! I am glad to say that this has increased my interest in Genetic counselling as a profession and am very likely going to pursue it as a career." - Previous Participant_ _"Thank you Anna and Jonathan for a very interesting course, I have enjoyed the role play as it allowed me to be in the GC and clients shoes, and discussing my thoughts/comments with my fellow learners, and learning about the difference in other countries that was shared. Kept me gripped learning something new." _- _Previous Participant_ _"It has been a great and interesting time in the last six weeks. Understanding the personal feelings/ views of patients (autonomy, empathy, patience, etc), professional ways of communication in GC, ethics of GC, with the professional know how of the Genetic Counsellors; the different contexts of Genetic Services in different countries,and also sharing the view of my co-learners, has been a great experience._ _These will greatly assist in the discharge of my duties to the the patients as I come across them whether at my duty post or elsewhere."_ - Previous Participant # Programme ### What topics will you cover? * Why people would see a genetic counsellor * Some of a genetic counsellor’s key tasks * A genetic counsellor’s key skills and knowledge: counselling skills, medical and scientific knowledge * Ethical issues in genetic counselling * What the future might hold for genetic counsellors ### What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... * Identify why people have genetic counselling and the different contexts in which people receive genetic counselling * Describe the different skills and knowledges needed by genetic counsellors * Compare genetic counselling in different contexts and different countries * Reflect on some ethical issues that arise in genetic counselling * Discuss the role of genetic counselling in healthcare as we enter the ‘genomic era'. ### What software or tools do you need? No specific software, hardware or other resources are required to complete the course. # Educators ## Lead Educators ### Anna Middleton I am the Chair of the Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors in the UK and ROI (2018/19) and Head of Society and Ethics Research at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Connecting Science, Cambridge, UK ### Jonathan Roberts I am a pre-registration genetic counsellor at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. I am also a Staff Scientists at the Wellcome Genome Campus. I conduct my research within the Society and Ethics Research group. # What's Included Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get: * Unlimited access to this course * Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes * Tests to validate your learning * A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible 2020-08-03 09:00:00 UTC 2020-10-25 23:59:59 UTC Wellcome Genome Campus - Advanced Courses [] advancedcourses@wellcomegenomecampus.org [] [] workshops_and_courses [] geneticcounsellingHDRUK
  • Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century

    14 September - 4 December 2020

    Elixir node event
    Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/metabolomics-understanding-metabolism-in-the-21st-century-9e853a8f-6a6f-40e7-9854-021aa2c07370 Metabolomics is an emerging field that aims to measure the complement of metabolites (the metabolome) in living organisms. The metabolome represents the downstream effect of an organism’s genome and its interaction with the environment. Metabolomics has a wide application area across the medical and biological sciences. The course provides an introduction to metabolomics, describes the tools and techniques we use to study the metabolome and explains why we want to study it. By the end of the course you will understand how metabolomics can revolutionise our understanding of metabolism. This course is designed as a 4-week course and the Educators will support discussions and learning in weeks 1 to 4 responding to questions and comments. The course will remain open for 12 weeks in total; if you join the course after week 5 we encourage you to read posts / comments on the platform to aid your learning. The Educators will answer comments and questions at a lower frequency in weeks 5 to 12. 2020-09-14 09:00:00 UTC 2020-12-04 23:59:00 UTC Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre Metabolomics University of Birmingham bmtc@contacts.bham.ac.uk [] ScientistsPhD studentsMaster studentsUndergraduate students workshops_and_courses [] Metabolomics
  • Metabolomics Data Processing and Data Analysis

    12 October - 6 November 2020

    Elixir node event
    Metabolomics Data Processing and Data Analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/metabolomics-data-processing-and-data-analysis-3855a7d7-cf12-44e8-8d22-d6c252487ce0 This online course explores the tools and approaches that are used to process and analyse metabolomics data. You will investigate the challenges that are typically encountered in the analysis of metabolomics data, and provide solutions to overcome these problems. The materials in this course are delivered via the FutureLearn platform over a four week period, with an estimated learning time of four hours per week. Each week you will work through a number of steps to complete the learning material. A step may include a short video, an article, an exercise with step-by-step instructions, a test or a discussion to interact with your peer or the educators. All of the course material is uploaded to the FutureLearn platform so that you can complete the steps at a convenient time for you. We (the educators) support your learning via social discussions where you will be able post questions and comments to the team of educators and the other learners on the course throughout the 4 weeks. In the final week of the course there is a live question and answer session with the entire team of educators. You will be provided with information to join the question and answer session via the FutureLearn platform and you can post questions in advance. The question and answer session will be recorded and a video uploaded to the FutureLearn platform. If you do not have time to complete the course during the 4-week period you will retain access to the course material to revisit, as you are able. 2020-10-12 09:00:00 UTC 2020-11-06 23:59:00 UTC Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre Bioinformatics Metabolomics University of Birmingham bmtc@contacts.bham.ac.uk [] ScientistsPhD studentsMaster students workshops_and_coursesmeetings_and_conferences [] MetabolomicsData processingData analysis
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Metabolomics

    30 November - 18 December 2020

    Elixir node event
    Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Metabolomics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/quality-assurance-and-quality-control-in-metabolomics-fc8eb4e0-eaca-4a9a-8c76-1f3bf559d9a1 The application of quality assurance and quality control in the metabolomics field is vital to ensure the collection of high quality data. In this course you will explore the importance of quality assurance and quality control in both untargeted and targeted metabolomics studies. We will explain the difference between quality control and quality assurance and how to apply in your studies and laboratories. You will evaluate the types of quality control samples that can be applied in metabolomics, what is the most appropriate quality control sample to use in your research, and how to apply the data in your quality assurance procedure to produce robust and reproducible data. The materials in this course are delivered via the FutureLearn platform over a three week period, with an estimated learning time of four hours per week. Each week you will work through a number of steps to complete the learning material. A step may include a short video, an article, an exercise with step-by-step instructions, a discussion to interact with your peer and a selection of quizzes, tests and polls to self-assess your own learning. All of the course material is uploaded to the FutureLearn platform so that you can complete the steps at a convenient time for you. We (the educators) support your learning via social discussions where you will be able post questions and comments to the team of educators and the other learners on the course throughout the three weeks. In the final week of the course we will record a summary video where we will respond to questions posted by you during the course. If you do not have time to complete the course during the 3-week period you will retain access to the course material to revisit, as you are able. 2020-11-30 09:00:00 UTC 2020-12-18 23:59:00 UTC Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre Metabolomics University of Birmingham [] ScientistsPhD studentsMasters students meetings_and_conferencesworkshops_and_courses [] MetabolomicsQuality AssuranceQuality Control

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