Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Molecular Techniques

Online Course

Future Learn
Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Molecular Techniques

What is the course about?

Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Molecular Techniques
The course Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Molecular Techniques is an online class provided by St George's, University of London through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Learn how molecular genetic techniques are used to identify the genetic factors that contribute to the development of disease.
Course description
  • 3 weeks
  • Powerful new technologies have been driving forward immense and exciting changes in clinical practice. The days of peering down the microscope to detect chromosome abnormalities are gone, replaced by chromosome analysis at the genomic level. Invasive Down syndrome tests in pregnancy have made way for the evaluation of fetal DNA in maternal blood. And instead of laborious gene-by-gene targeted sequencing, we can now sequence all of our genes in parallel in a single experiment. The course has been approved for distance-learning continuing professional development (CPD) by the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath): for 15 CPD credits. Understand and apply molecular genetic techniques: This postgraduate-level course, in combination with Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Next Generation Sequencing Technologies, will help you understand these new and established genetic technologies, and their application to clinical practice. This course focuses on molecular techniques. By the end, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and applicability of the molecular principles behind: array comparative genomic hybridisation (array CGH); karyotyping; fluorescent in situ hybridisation (FISH); Southern blotting; multiplex ligation probe amplification (MLPA); polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and Sanger sequencing; quantitative fluorescent PCR (QF-PCR); single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping and genome wide association studies (GWAS); and the extraction and analysis of cell free fetal DNA, including non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). Through practice exercises each week, you will evaluate which laboratory investigations are most suitable for a given clinical scenario. Both Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics courses draw on the experience of experts in clinical genetics and education at St George’s, University of London. The two courses will provide you with the teaching component of module 1 of the PGCert in Interpretation and Clinical Application of Genomic Data (PGCert ICAG) from St George’s. To apply for the PGCert ICAG, you must be employed as a genetics trainee within the UK, and hold a national training number (NTN) in clinical genetics. If you upgrade and complete both courses on FutureLearn and earn a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will have completed the teaching component of the module, should you apply to study at St George’s.
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Sanger sequencing
  • Southern blotting
  • Multiplex ligation probe amplification (MLPA)
  • Array comparative genomic hybridisation (array CGH)
  • Karyotyping
  • Fluorescent in situ hybridisation (FISH)
  • Quantitative fluorescent PCR (QF-PCR)
  • Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping and genome wide association studies (GWAS)
  • The extraction and analysis of cell free fetal DNA, including non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).
  • Demonstrate knowledge and applicability of the molecular principles behind PCR/Sanger sequencing; Next Generation Sequencing; MLPA/MS_MLPA; Southern blotting; array CGH; FISH; karyotyping; the extraction and analysis of cell free fetal DNA and QF-PCR
  • Evaluate which laboratory investigation(s) is(are) most suitable for a given clinical scenario
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the methodology of at least four molecular genetic techniques
  • This course is designed for scientists and healthcare professionals with an interest in obtaining a postgraduate-level understanding of molecular genomic techniques.
  • If you are new to the field, we recommend that before you start this course, you complete The Genomics Era: the Future of Genetics in Medicine – the first in the Genomics in Healthcare program from St George’s.
  • St George’s, University of London
  • St George’s is the UK’s only university dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research.

Prerequisites & Facts

Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Molecular Techniques

Course Topic

Biology and Biotechnology, Healthcare & Medicine, Medical Technology, Science, Engineering & Maths

University, College, Institution

St George’s, University of London

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Molecular Techniques

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / St George's, University of London you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
St George’s, University of London
Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Molecular Techniques
provided by Future Learn

Reviews

Share your experience

Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Molecular Techniques
St George's, University of London Future Learn
Rate the course

Do you recommend the course? *
Here you can find information, reviews and user experiences for the course “Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Molecular Techniques“. The provider of the course – “St George's, University of London” – will be glad to answer any questions you may have about the class, click here to use the offical support channels. It would be great if you could share your experience of participating in the course – Your honest review will surely help others to choose the right class!
School: St George's, University of London
Topic: Biology and Biotechnology, Healthcare & Medicine, Medical Technology, Science, Engineering & Maths
Getting Digital