Flexible options.Delivered online. Choose single CPD units or all four units combined for PG Cert.
PG Cert: Up to 24 months, part-time CPD units: 3 months each.
Fees:PG Cert: £3,900. Standalone CPD units: £1,250 each.
Course start date:
PG Cert: May 2021.
CPD modules: May 2021, Sept 2021, Nov 2021, Feb 2022
Bioinformatics provides an important bridge between cutting-edge science and the delivery of genomic medicine in clinical practice.
Demand for genetic testing and, therefore, clinical bioinformatics is increasing globally all the time, but there is a severe shortage of bioinformaticians able to analyse clinical genomic data. This Postgraduate Certificate will enable you to gain the necessary skills to fill this gap and enhance your career opportunities.
Our fully-online PGCert is a practical, clinically-focused course aimed at providing the necessary skills to produce high quality bioinformatic workflows to analyse and interpret clinical genomic data.
Studying units such as next generation sequencing and an introduction to programming, you’ll extend your knowledge of critical methods of genomic analysis.
You will learn how to:
- understand the theory and practice of clinical bioinformatics;
- develop a critical understanding of how data is generated by clinical genomic laboratories;
- use this information and how it can be logically and systematically employed to deliver effective clinical management of genetic conditions;
- contribute to innovation, change and service developments in clinical science at both the laboratory and institutional levels.
Globally unique, fully online
This is a practical, clinically focused course aimed at working healthcare professionals to receive excellent practical training for a research or health-based career.
The course includes real-world clinical case studies and will focus on providing the necessary bioinformatic skills to produce bioinformatics workflows to analyse clinical genomic data.
You will be taught by a team that has successfully delivered the Clinical Bioinformatics Scientist Training Programme and has several years' experience training clinical bioinformaticians for the UK’s National Health Service.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for a range of healthcare professionals including bioscientists, clinicians, computer scientists, informaticians, clinical scientists. This course is designed to develop your knowledge in this new field and enhance your career.
Where will it take me?
Successful graduates of this course will gain the skills and knowledge to pursue and develop a career or hone a specialism in clinical bioinformatics.
You’ll make a real difference in understanding disease processes and improving healthcare. This course provides a starting point for a career in this rapidly expanding area of healthcare.
Introduction to clinical bioinformatics
Introduction to health informatics
Introduction to programming
Introduction to next-generation sequencing
Year of entry: 2021
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- Degree awarded
- PG Cert Part Time
- 12 months PT
- Entry requirements
We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent :
- computing sciences subject
with sufficient evidence of the relevant units taken. We may also consider exceptional applicants with a Lower Second if you have research experience or equivalent professional experience.
A copy of your CV detailing your full work experience.
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- How to apply
To apply to the May 2021, please click here
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- Study a subject at the cutting edge of science and develop a career in the delivery of genomic medicine in clinical practice.
- Improve your employability in this growing field to fill the shortage of bioinformaticians able to analyse clinical genomic data.
- Study this practical, clinically-focused course entirely online, giving you flexibility to fit it around other commitments.
- Learn from a team that has been training clinical bioinformaticians for the NHS for several years.
- Study units from this PGCert as standalone courses for continuing professional development (CPD).
As the course is run entirely online, we don't offer an open day.
If you would like to find out more about the area of clinical bioinformatics and the role of clinical bioinformaticians you can enrol on our free 5-week massive online open course for a taster. Alternative you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
However, you can find out more about what it's like to study on one of Manchester's blended-learning programmes .
For entry in the academic year beginning May 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:
PG Cert (part time, online) £3,900
Each unit is available individually as CPD. Course fee is £1,250 per unit.
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