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PGCert Clinical Bioinformatics

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Study mode

Online

Duration

24 months

Start date

MAY-21

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Bioinformatics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course overview

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.

You will learn how to:

  • understand the theory and practice of clinical bioinformatics;
  • develop a critical understanding of how data is generated by clinical genomic laboratories;
  • use this information and how it can be logically and systematically employed to deliver effective clinical management of genetic conditions;
  • contribute to innovation, change and service developments in clinical science at both the laboratory and institutional levels.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for a range of healthcare professionals including bioscientists, clinicians, computer scientists, informaticians, clinical scientists. This course is designed to develop your knowledge in this new field and enhance your career.

Where will it take me?

Successful graduates of this course will gain the skills and knowledge to pursue and develop a career or hone a specialism in clinical bioinformatics.

You’ll make a real difference in understanding disease processes and improving healthcare. This course provides a starting point for a career in this rapidly expanding area of healthcare.

Modules

Provide background knowledge of human genomics with particular emphasis to the clinical setting; Application of next generation sequencing technologies in the clinic; Introduction of basic next generation sequencing and how resulting genomic data is analysed.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£3,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£3,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent : biological; medical; physical; computing sciences subject with sufficient evidence of the relevant units taken. We may also consider exceptional applicants with a Lower Second if you have research experience or equivalent professional experience.