The University of Manchester have partnered with FutureLearn to create a five week, free, online course covering the role of Clinical Bioinformatics and Genomics in healthcare today.
The course will illustrate how the discipline of clinical bioinformatics provides an important bridge between the cutting edge science and the delivery of genomic medicine in clinical practice. Through a range of case studies and interviews, the course allows learners to experience the world of a clinical bioinformatician and brings sequencing techniques and data analysis processes to life.
Lead by Dr Angela Davies, the course has been developed in conjunction with colleagues from the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences and the Manchester Genomic Medicine centre. Week 1 of the course will explore what we mean by clinical genomics and how genomic sequencing technologies are transforming patient care particularly for patients with rare diseases. It will also delve into the world of a clinical bioinformatician, to understand their role in the patient’s journey, what is challenging, why they enjoy it and how they feel they are making a difference in healthcare.