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Studying individual modules for our Genomic Medicine Programme is a way to gain valuable insight into one of the most important areas of modern healthcare and open up opportunities for further study for award bearing qualifications in Genomic Medicine.  Modules available for modular study in Academic Year 2019-20 are listed below.

All modules run as one week teaching sessions (>30 contact hours), followed by a further four weeks of guided study using a Virtual Learning Environment during which time students complete a formal assessment (if studying for credit). The modules each carry 15 FHEQ Level 7 credits (equivalent to 150 hours of learning).  The cost of each module is £1000.


If you wish to apply for a place to study on one or more module(s) from our Genomic Medicine Programme, then you should make an application to The University, using the appropriate link below depending on whether you are intending to study for Credit or for continued professional development [CPD].

Study for Credit: each module, on passing a formal assessment is worth 15 FHEQ Level 7 credits. Credit is a formal, quantified recognition of learning achievement.  Students receive a certificate/transcript evidencing the credits gained, which can be used when applying for further award bearing qualifications (see progression below).

Click here to apply for modules to study for credit

Study for CPD: each module can be studied for continuing professional development [CPD] for work or personal purposes.  If studying for CPD then formal assessment is not required and students receive a certificate of attendance.

For more about information about each module and HEE funding please go to the HEE website.

Click here to apply for modules to study for CPD [continuing professional development]

HEE Funding

If you are eligible for Health Education England [HEE] funding then your application for funding is made via the University and not directly to HEE.  If you receive a conditional offer of a place, we (the University) will then tell you the amount of HEE funding we can offer. We will then request permission to share your details with HEE so they can progress and approve your funding allocation.  There is a very useful funding application procedure flowchart on the HEE website, click the ‘funding rules’ tab under each module description.

HEE funding is limited and only available for modules before the end of March 2020. You should make your application to us as swiftly possible in order to secure a place on the module(s) of your choice and any available funding.


These are the options for transfer forward of credit/modules into a Cambridge award:

  • 1 x module transfer (max) to the PG Certificate
  • 2 x module transfers (max) to the PG Diploma or Masters [MSt]

NB: The transferring of modules towards an award can only be brought forward from the previous Academic Year

For transfer of credit towards non Cambridge awards, you are advised to consult the University where you wish to study as different criteria may apply.

Gateway to Genetic Counselling

We offer a study package, ‘The Gateway to Genetic Counselling’, designed to prepare Nurses and Midwives for the increased role and importance of genetics in healthcare and for those seeking eligibility to become registered genetic counsellors.

The Gateway to Genetic Counselling training consists of:

  • An introduction to human genetics and genomics (Fundamentals in Human Genetics and Genomics) –10th to 14th February 2020
  • Counselling skills for genomics – 30th March to 3rd April 2020

Please download the Gateway information sheet for further details

Application for the Gateway to Genetic Counselling and for funding available from HEE England is the same as for study of individual modules, as described above.

Modules available and funding academic year 2019-2020

Introduction to human genetics and genomics (GM1b)  ** (Gateway part 1)

10-14 February 2020

Pharmacogenetics and stratified healthcare (GM6)

10-14 February 2020​

Advanced Bioinformatics - Option Module (GMO4)

16-20 March 2020

Counselling skills for genomics (GMO2)  ** (Gateway part 2)

Postponed – date TBC

Epigenetics and Epigenomics (GMO5) 27 April - 1 May 2020
Genomics of common and rare disease (GM3) 11-15 May 2020

HEE funding is only available for individual modules taken before the end of March 2020, modules taken after March 2020  need to be self-funded or employer funded.

** HEE funding is available for both the modules (GM1b and GMO2) taken as part of the ‘Gateway to Genetic Counselling’.

Associated courses

The Genomic Medicine programme, provides the following additional part-time course and study options:

For further information please email: