The Genomics Era: the Future of Genetics in Medicine

The course will give you an awareness of genomic technologies and the data they generate.
The course draws on the experience of experts in clinical genetics and education at St George’s, University of London, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Genomics Education Programme from Health Education England.

Topics covered are :
- DNA, genes, chromosomes and the human genome;
- Normal genetic variation;
- Genetic variation and disease: genetic mutations and chromosome abnormalities;
- The inheritance of genetic conditions;
- Emerging genomic technologies including next generation sequencing;
- The interpretation of genomic data;
- The application of genomics to clinical practice;
- Communicating genomic information to patients;

Scientific topics: Rare diseases

Keywords: Rare Diseases & Research

Resource type: e-learning

Target audience: healthcare professionals

Difficulty level: Intermediate

The Genomics Era: the Future of Genetics in Medicine This free online course is available on FutureLearn and developed by the St George's University of London and St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It provides healthcare professionals with a basic grounding in genomic medicine. It will introduce you to new genomic technologies, which are revolutionizing medicine and will, in time, provide the mainstay of patient diagnosis, treatment and disease prevention. Rare diseases Rare Diseases & Research healthcare professionals