If you’ve been inspired to learn more about genomics and want to obtain an accredited qualification why not apply to study genomic medicine at the University of Birmingham?
- CPPD: taking a module or two is a great way to develop your skills
- PGCert: requiring 60 credits for a more in depth overview
- PGDip: 120 credits, including 5 core modules
- MSc: a total of 180 credits including a research project
There are fourteen modules, covering all aspects of genomics, which can be undertaken as separate CPPD modules, including: genomics of inherited disease, cancer, pharmacogenomics and infectious disease, counselling skills for genomics, bioinformatics as well as the ethics and economics of genetic healthcare. Each module is 15 credits and most involve only five days teaching time. You can find out more about the experience of studying the MSc from Birmingham Women’s Hospital midwife, Elizabeth Qiunlan-Jones in the HEE Genomics Master’s series blog.
Health Education England funding is available for NHS professionals interested in all levels of study and the programme is very flexible, you can choose to study part time or on a more flexible basis.
If you’re interested in a career as a Genetic Counsellor, you can find out more about training and career opportunities from the Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors.