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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
  • ARDC’s Australian eResearch and Data Skills Summit 2020

    26 - 30 October 2020

    Australia

    ARDC’s Australian eResearch and Data Skills Summit 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/ardc-s-australian-eresearch-and-data-skills-summit-2020 2020-10-26 09:00:00 UTC 2020-10-30 17:00:00 UTC ARDC Australia Australia Bioinformatics [] [] [] [] [] bioinformaticslife sciences
  • WEBINAR: Galaxy Australia: enabling online data analysis for the research community

    4 November 2020

    WEBINAR: Galaxy Australia: enabling online data analysis for the research community https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/webinar-galaxy-australia-enabling-online-data-analysis-for-the-research-community Galaxy is your ultimate research buddy - an online platform for biological research that gives you access to computational data analysis tools and workflows without the need for programming experience. It is supported by a rich collection of training materials and an active community of scientists. In this webinar we explore how Galaxy can transform your research through access to high performance computing power coupled with open, reproducible computational workflows and support from the Galaxy community. We’ll look at real-life examples of how Galaxy workflows are being applied to integrative meta-omics of microbial communities and how Galaxy is being leveraged to address the global challenges of COVID-19 research. Presenters: Dr Gareth Price, Service Manager, Galaxy Australia & Dr Johan Gustafsson, Bioinformatics Engagement Officer, Australian BioCommons Who the webinar is for: This webinar is suitable for life-science researchers. No prior knowledge of Galaxy or programming is required. 2020-11-04 13:00:00 UTC 2020-11-04 14:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Omics Bioinformatics [] [] Life Science Researchers workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served Data analysislife sciencesbioinformatics
  • WEBINAR: Back to basics: handling research data

    5 November 2020

    WEBINAR: Back to basics: handling research data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/https-www-biocommons-org-au-events-basics-data-movement How does the internet work and does it impact on your research? Dealing with data is an everyday part of modern biology. From small files to enormous data sets we are constantly moving and sharing data across the globe. How we move this data can have a big impact on our time and productivity. Go back to basics in this interactive webinar to explore the factors that influence data movement and discover tools that can be used to move data efficiently. We'll cover topics such as jargon busting, types of networks, data movement solutions and introduce CloudStor as a tool for data storage, transfer and analysis. This interactive webinar includes a hands-on component. There will be opportunities for discussion and questions. 2020-11-05 13:00:00 UTC 2020-11-05 15:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Australia, Australia Australia Australia Biology Data management Bioinformatics [] [] Biologists 30 workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served bioinformaticslife sciencesdata managementData skills
  • WEBINAR: Unifying package managers, workflow engines, and containers: computational reproducibility with BioNix

    10 - 11 November 2020

    Australia

    WEBINAR: Unifying package managers, workflow engines, and containers: computational reproducibility with BioNix https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/webinar-unifying-package-managers-workflow-engines-and-containers-computational-reproducibility-with-bionix 2020-11-10 13:00:00 UTC 2020-11-11 14:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Australia Australia Bioinformatics Australian Biocommons [] [] [] [] bioinformaticsworkflows
  • ABACBS-2020 Virtual Conference

    24 - 27 November 2020

    Australia

    ABACBS-2020 Virtual Conference https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/abacbs-2020-virtual-conference 2020-11-24 09:00:00 UTC 2020-11-27 17:00:00 UTC ABACBS Australia Australia Bioinformatics [] [] [] [] [] bioinformaticslife sciences
  • WORKSHOP: Online data analysis for biologists - December 2020

    9 December 2020

    WORKSHOP: Online data analysis for biologists - December 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/workshop-online-data-analysis-for-biologists-december-2020 Galaxy is an online platform for biological research that allows people to use computational data analysis tools and workflows without the need for programming experience. It is an open source, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biomedical research. It also captures run information so that workflows can be saved, repeated and shared efficiently via the web. This interactive beginners workshop will provide an introduction to the Galaxy interface, histories and available tools. The material covered in this workshop is freely available through the Galaxy Training Network. 2020-12-09 14:00:00 UTC 2020-12-09 17:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Australia, Australia Australia Australia Bioinformatics [] [] Biologists workshops_and_courses [] bioinformaticslife sciences
  • WEBINAR: Plant genomics: chloroplast genome assembly using Galaxy Australia

    10 December 2020

    Australia

    WEBINAR: Plant genomics: chloroplast genome assembly using Galaxy Australia https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/webinar-plant-genomics-chloroplast-genome-assembly-using-galaxy-australia-df405f97-a446-47f2-89a5-9bfaea1c9f9b 2020-12-10 01:00:00 UTC 2020-12-10 02:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Australia, Australia Australia Australia Bioinformatics Australian Biocommons [] [] [] [] bioinformaticslife sciences

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