Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Next Generation Sequencing

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Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Next Generation Sequencing

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Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Next Generation Sequencing
The course Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Next Generation Sequencing 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.
Understand new and established genomic sequencing technologies, and how to apply them in clinical practice.
Course description
  • 2 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 10 CPD credits. Understand and apply genomic sequencing technologies This postgraduate-level course, in combination with Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Molecular Techniques, will help you understand these new and established genetic technologies, and their application to clinical practice. This course focuses on genomic sequencing. By the end, you will be able to: demonstrate an understanding of the molecular principles behind next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies; identify appropriate applications of these technologies to clinical scenarios within both diagnostic and research settings; and evaluate alternative applications of next generation sequencing technologies outside of DNA sequencing, such as RNA seq and ChIP-seq.
  • The changing landscape of genomics: From Sanger sequencing to Next Generation Sequencing
  • Overview of Next Generation Sequencing platforms and their methodology
  • Targeted resequencing
  • Alignment, variant calling and annotation
  • Other applications of Next Generation Sequencing beyond DNA sequencing
  • Next Generation Sequencing in gene discovery
  • Gene discovery in the research and diagnostics
  • Next Generation Sequencing in clinical diagnostics: Single gene, gene panel sequencing, exome and genome sequencing
  • How to design a gene panel
  • The 100 000 Genomes project
  • The transforming NHS: Genomics in mainstream practice
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the molecular principles underlying Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies
  • Identify appropriate applications of these technologies to clinical scenarios within both the diagnostic and research settings
  • Design a panel of genes for analysis using Next Generation Sequencing technologies applicable to a specific clinical phenotype
  • This course is designed for scientists and healthcare professionals with an interest in obtaining a postgraduate-level understanding of genomic sequencing technologies.
  • If you are completing both Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics courses, we recommend that you complete Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Molecular Techniques first.
  • And if you are new to the field, we recommend that before you start either 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: Next Generation Sequencing

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

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Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Next Generation Sequencing

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