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Free Education and Training


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The Genomics Education Programme (GEP) is the NHS’s method of ensuring its staff have the knowledge, skills and experience to ensure that the health service remains a world leader in genomic and precision medicine – particularly for NHS England Genomic Medicine Centres (GMCs) and the contribution to the 100,000 Genomes Project.

The GEP is achieving this through a three-fold approach:

1) Directly supporting those professionals involved in the 100,000 Genomes Project and Microbial Genomes work.

2) Supporting the wider transformation of services to integrate genomic technologies into healthcare.

3) Upskilling existing staff so they can make the most of genomic technologies in their work.

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MSc, PgDip, PgCert, and CPD modules in Genomic Medicine

The University of Exeter are delivering a Master’s programme in Genomic Medicine.

This MSc is a new programme developed by Health Education England and aligned with their vision to prepare for the legacy of the 100,000 Genomes Project.

This will be achieved through transformational education and training that is focused on developing the capability and capacity of the NHS to apply genomic medicine for patient benefit.

The programme includes study of the genomics and informatics of rare and common diseases, cancer and infectious diseases, which can be applied to clinical practice and medical research.

Full funding for completion of any or all of the modules is available to NHS employees from Health Education England, for full details and to apply for funding please see their website here.

Students are likely to be clinical practitioners, diagnostic service providers, scientists, researchers and those aspiring to specialise within an academic career pathway. Specific modules will be of appeal to those who wish to enhance their CPD portfolio but do not need a formal academic award. CPD modules can be taken without any form of assessment.

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Education and Training Leads, Marie Taylor and Dr Leigh Jackson

Free online educational resources

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Whole genome sequencing (Health Education England)

Diabetes genomic medicine (University of Exeter)

The genomics era (St. George’s University of London)

Bioinformatics (University of Manchester)

Online courses for healthcare professionals

Genetics for primary care (RCGP and EAN accredited)

Cancer genetics for health professionals

Other resources

Socialising the genome videos

Decision support tool for GPs about direct-to-consumer genetic tests

For further information regarding training and education opportunities, please contact us using the form below.