PGCert Clinical Bioinformatics

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About the course

The world’s first 100% online PGCert in Clinical Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics provides an important bridge between cutting-edge science and the delivery of genomic medicine in clinical practice.

Demand for genetic testing and, therefore, clinical bioinformatics are needed now more than ever, but there is a severe shortage of bioinformaticians able to analyse clinical genomic data. This Postgraduate Certificate will enable you to gain the necessary skills to fill this gap and make a difference to our ever-changing world.

Our fully-online PGCert is a practical, clinically-focused course aimed at providing the necessary skills to produce high quality bioinformatic workflows to analyse and interpret clinical genomic data.

Studying units such as next generation sequencing and an introduction to programming, you’ll extend your knowledge of critical methods of genomic analysis.

This Postgraduate Certificate is designed to make it easy for you to fulfil your ambitions and enhance your career while continuing day-to-day work as a busy clinician. The course is delivered exclusively online which means you can fit it around your life with no need to travel to attend lectures or seminars, or keep to a strict timetable.

Online doesn’t mean you’ll be working alone. You’ll have opportunities to collaborate with peers and academics through our highly interactive teaching model involving group work, sessions with your tutor and informal support group chats, in addition to a comprehensive virtual learning environment.

The flexibility of this course means you can adapt it to suit your needs. You can choose to complete all four units – usually over the course of a year – to receive a PGCert, or opt to take one or more as standalone CPD units.

Course Units:

  1. Introduction to Clinical Bioinformatics
  2. Introduction to Health Informatics
  3. Introduction to Programming
  4. Introduction to Next-Generation Sequencing

The next intake is May 2022.

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