MedTech: Exploring the Human Genome

Online Course

Future Learn
MedTech: Exploring the Human Genome

What is the course about?

MedTech: Exploring the Human Genome
The course MedTech: Exploring the Human Genome is an online class provided by University of Leeds through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Discover how advances in the field of genomics are transforming healthcare with this online genomics course.
Course description
  • Learn how genomics is changing the future of healthcare
  • 2 weeks
  • Advances in genomics have opened up exciting new possibilities for healthcare. On this course, you’ll learn what genomics is, and how it can revolutionise patient care. You’ll learn how genomic testing works, and consider the regulatory and ethical issues that surround it.
  • You’ll explore how genomics can improve patient care by understanding how genomic data helps clinicians to identify illness risk more accurately, using the specific examples of cancer and epidemics such as Zika virus disease. You will also look at the future of genomics, and how it might impact healthcare roles.
  • What is genomics?
  • Who are the stakeholders?
  • What are the challenges?
  • Addressing patients’ needs
  • How are healthcare roles evolving?
  • MedTech innovations in genomics
  • Describe how the field of genomics has broadly developed over the past 20 years
  • Explore the role of DNA sequencing in identifying the risk of disease
  • Discuss how genomics impacts on citizens, healthcare professionals and providers 
  • Reflect on the ethical, regulatory and accessibility challenges of genomics
  • Describe the commercial opportunities of technological developments in genomics 
  • Debate the developments in genomics for healthcare
  • This course is appropriate for anyone interested in MedTech product design and genomics.
  • The course will be of particular interest to undergraduate students studying engineering, product design, and disciplines related to healthcare, and professionals working in the healthcare sector in a medical capacity or as MedTech designers.
  • University of Leeds
  • As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.

Prerequisites & Facts

MedTech: Exploring the Human Genome

Course Topic

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

University, College, Institution

University of Leeds

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

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

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

MedTech: Exploring the Human Genome

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / University of Leeds 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.
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School: University of Leeds
Topic: Biology and Biotechnology, Cancer, Healthcare & Medicine, Medical Technology, Science, Engineering & Maths
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