Explore developments in genomic medicine: understand its impact and importance
This course introduces genomics, using the University of Exeter’s research expertise in diabetes with patient cases, to illustrate the clinical application and impact of current knowledge.
Learn about the underlying pathological mechanism of disease, different modes of inheritance, the molecular basis of inheritance and how this relates to diabetes risk, enabling the progression from genomic testing to improvements in clinical care. Strategies for gene discovery, latest laboratory techniques and interpretation of genomic data are described.
This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn about how the genomic era is changing medical science and influencing clinical care. This includes healthcare professionals, science undergraduates and non-specialists. There are complex scientific elements within the course which non-specialists might not feel the need to engage with in as much depth as others, but there are still benefits from covering the overall subject matter.
Healthcare professionals might find the Certificate of Achievement for this course useful for providing evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), or commitment to their career.
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