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The University of Southampton
Medicine

Primer in Genomic Medicine Event

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Date:
6 July 2018
Venue:
Level A Seminar Room, IDS Building, Southampton General Hospital

For more information regarding this event, please email PrimerGM@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

A one day face-to-face interactive course that provides a short, sharp burst of the basic essentials required to be conversant in contemporary Medical Genomics. These will include clinical case studies of patients and their families. The course will be geared towards specialist and non-specialist nurses, GPs and the wider group of scientists and health professionals who are not necessarily directly involved with applications of medical genomics but require a basic knowledge.

Please note places are limited to 25 people

Course outline:  

A one day face-to-face interactive course that provides a short, sharp burst of the basic essentials required to be conversant in contemporary Medical Genomics.   These will include clinical case studies of patients and their families.

The course will be geared towards specialist and non-specialist nurses, GPs and the wider group of scientists and health professionals who are not necessarily directly involved with applications of medical genomics but require a basic knowledge.

Course Description:

Genomics is a complex area and this course will be designed to ‘demystify’ its utility and cut through specialist terminology.  The course will be delivered by leading academics and healthcare professionals and will cover genome structure through to understanding a typical genomics clinical report that could appear on a patient’s notes.

Teaching will have a strong activity and workshop component with meaningful every day examples to encourage strong understanding of basic principles.  This Primer in Genomic Medicine will not require prior genomics or genetics knowledge.

The course content will include:

  • basics of genome structure/architecture
  • how genetic variation causes disease
  • typical inheritance patterns
  • summary of contemporary genomic sequencing with workshops demonstrating application to rare diseases, cancer diagnostics and stratification
  • the importance of accurate, comprehensive clinical phenotyping
  • issues surrounding informed consent, accidental findings and information governance

Upon completion of the course, students will be empowered for further independent learning should they wish and have confidence in their ability to interpret genomic information from non-specialist journals, press releases, Genomics England website etc.

There are no assessments for this course.   All participants will be issued with a certificate of attendance.

Cost:

£250 for a one day workshop.  

Funding may be able available through Health Education England for NHS employees.  

Before or in parallel with your course application to the University, NHS staff should apply for financial support via HEE’s website (genomic medicine CPPD funding section)

 

Speaker information

Sarah Ennis ,Professor of Genomics and Genomic Informatics Group Lead at the University of Southampton

Catherine Mercer,University of Southampton hospital,Dr Mercer is a consultant and the lead clinician for the delivery of cardiac genetics services across the Wessex region.

Karen Temple,Professor of Medical Genetics, Director of Human Development and Health at the University of Southampton, Honorary Consultant in Clinical Genetics and Co-lead of the Wessex Genome Medicine Centre.

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