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University of Cambridge: Genomic Medicine

Institution University of Cambridge
Department Clinical Biochemistry
Study type Taught


The programme has been developed by the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education and Cambridge University Hospitals in partnership with Wellcome Sanger Institute, Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences, and EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute.

This is a part-time course designed to fit with the demands of full-time employment.

Aims of the programme provide professionally relevant teaching and learning informed by research in an integrated clinical and research environment; develop and create a cohort of doctors and other professionals allied to medicine able to pursue and develop their roles in the rapidly-changing and challenging environment of genomic medicine; prepare healthcare professionals for the adoption of genomic technologies and the increasing use of genomic information as part of the diagnostic and treatment pathway; develop researchers competent in the use of genomic technologies for biomedical research develop a cohort of health care professionals with the ability and confidence to lead service improvement for safe and high quality patient care develop a cohort of health care professionals allied to medicine with an understanding of research methodologies and clinical opportunities relevant to genomic medicine; encourage a commitment to intellectual challenge and evidence-based clinical practice informed by the latest conceptual and theoretical knowledge of genomic medicine; develop students' intellectual, practical and transferable skills related to genomic medicine; encourage critical thinking related to genomic medicine; equip students for entry into health care professional training schemes including graduate entry medicine courses; prepare students for undertaking research degrees (PhD) in genomic medicine-related research fields; provide students from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other industries with an understanding of the relevance of advances in genomics for current and future health care.

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