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Cambridge Genomic Medicine Programme - Modular study

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 2020-21 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: Home/EU £1000, Overseas fee £2250.

For more about information about the content of each module, please see the ‘Module Information 20-21’ here.  Further information about modules and HEE funding can also be found on the HEE website.

Course Delivery

The modules will be delivered, and the learning outcomes met, through the use of online and video-based teaching platforms and dedicated course Virtual Learning Environment [VLE].  Students will require the use of a laptop/computer with webcam, speakers and microphone.

Whilst teaching will not be face-to-face and you will not need to be present in person in Cambridge, you will be expected to ‘attend’ the module and all synchronous online teaching sessions throughout the teaching week.

Study for Credit or CPPD?

Each module can be studied for Credit or for continuing personal and professional development [CPPD].

Studying 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).

Studying for CPPD: modules can be studied for personal or professional development, formal assessment is not required and students receive a certificate of attendance.

Progression

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

  • • 1 module at 15 credits may be transferred forward into the PG Certificate
  • • 2 modules at a total of 30 credits may be transferred forward into the PG Diploma or Masters [MSt]

NB: Modules being transferred into 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.

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. During the application process we request permission to share your details with HEE so they can progress and approve your funding allocation.  There is a useful funding application procedure flowchart on the HEE website - click the ‘funding rules’ tab under each module description for further information.

HEE funding is limited and only available for modules before the end of March 2021. You should make your application to us as swiftly possible in order to secure a place on the module(s) of your choice and secure any available funding.

Applying to study modules

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 links against each module below. Please note that there are different links depending on whether you wish to study for credit or CPPD:

To study for Credit:

Introduction to human genetics and genomics (MOD1CR) (Gateway part 1)

12-16 October 2020

Omics techniques and the application to genomic medicine (MOD2CR)

9-13 November 2020

Bioinformatics, interpretation, and data quality assurance in genome analysis (MOD7CR)

7-11 December 2020

Application of genomics to infectious disease (MOD5CR)

 

11-15 January 2021

Introduction to human genetics and genomics (MOD1BCR)

(Gateway part 1, see information below)

18-22 January 2021

Molecular pathology of cancer and application in cancer diagnosis, screening, and treatment (MOD4CR)

1-5 February 2021

Pharmacogenetics and stratified healthcare (MOD6CR)

15-19 February 2021​

Counselling skills for genomics (MODO2CR)

(Gateway part 2, see information below)

22-26 March 2021

Advanced Bioinformatics - Option Module (MODO4CR)

12-16 April 2021

Epigenetics and Epigenomics (MODO5CR)

26-30 April 2021

Genomics of common and rare disease (MOD3CR)

10-14 May 2021

Research and statistical skills for Genomic Medicine (MODO7CR)

January - March 2021

 

To study for CPPD:

Introduction to human genetics and genomics (MOD1NC) (Gateway part 1)

12-16 October 2020

Omics techniques and the application to genomic medicine (MOD2NC)

9-13 November 2020

Bioinformatics, interpretation, and data quality assurance in genome analysis (MOD7NC)

7-11 December 2020

Application of genomics to infectious disease (MOD5NC)

 

11-15 January 2021

Introduction to human genetics and genomics (MOD1BNC)

(Gateway part 1, see information below)

18-22 January 2021

Molecular pathology of cancer and application in cancer diagnosis, screening, and treatment (MOD4NC)

1-5 February 2021

Pharmacogenetics and stratified healthcare (MOD6NC)

15-19 February 2021​

Counselling skills for genomics (MODO2NC)

(Gateway part 2, see information below)

22-26 March 2021

Advanced Bioinformatics - Option Module (MODO4NC)

12-16 April 2021

Epigenetics and Epigenomics (MODO5NC)

26-30 April 2021

Genomics of common and rare disease (MOD3NC)

10-14 May 2021

Research and statistical skills for Genomic Medicine (MODO7NC)

January - March 2021

Please note that dates for these modules may be subject to change in accordance with government/University guidelines.

HEE funding is only available for individual modules taken before the end of March 2021, modules taken after March 2021 will need to be self-funded or employer funded.

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) either 12-16 October 2020 or January 2021 (see dates above)
  •  Counselling skills for genomics, 22-26 March 2021

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.
 

Associated courses

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

For further information please contact us via the ‘Ask a Question’ link on the top of the relevant course page.