Taking a module of two of the Genomic Medicine qualification as CPPD at the University of Birmingham (UoB) is a great way to develop your skills and advance your knowledge of genomics within your specialism.

Health Education England are providing funding for eligible NHS staff to study up to three modules in an academic year. Each module is taught in only five days, either as a block over a week or one day per week over five weeks, although additional independent study will be required for the most in depth understanding of the subject area.

Module assessment is optional and only needs to be completed where university credits are required. Ideally, you will have an undergraduate degree in a life science subject, however alternative qualifications alongside profession experience in the health service or relevant background will also be considered. If you’ve not studied genetics and genomics before or for a while, we recommend the Intermediate Genomics Access Course which provides a good background before moving onto a module.

To apply to take a module as CPPD you will need to complete the HEE CPPD application form which requires your line manager’s approval and the UoB CPPD application form.

More information and guidance on application can be found on the respective websites.

For questions or queries, please contact the UoB Genomics team at genomics@contacts.bham.ac.uk .