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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This module introduces students to bioinformatics approaches that can provide a system level understanding of disease associated processes, using a combination of ‘omics’ data types (e.g. genomic, transcriptomic, epigenomic, and proteomic).

This module builds upon the basic bioinformatics techniques introduced in MOD7 (Bioinformatics, interpretation and data quality assurance in genome analysis) or MODO7 (Research and Statistical Skills for Genomic Medicine) along with the disease and subject specific knowledge gained in other modules. Students with no prior bioinformatics experience are encouraged to take this module following MOD7. This module uses the Unix command line and R to analyse genomic medicine data.

The module is delivered through both lectures and hands-on practical sessions, and employs real data to illustrate the application of systems biomedicine approaches in genomic medicine.

Please note: This course page is for those wishing to study for CPPD only. If you would like to study this module for credit, please click here.

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Fees and funding

The fee for 2020-21 will be £1,000 for Home students and for £2,250 for overseas students.

HEE funding is available for NHS staff wishing to apply to study Genomic Medicine at The University of Cambridge for study of individual modules or modules as part of a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or part-time Masters in Genomic Medicine.  Limited funding is also available for those wishing to extend their study from a Postgraduate Certificate or 4 modules to a Postgraduate Diploma or MSt. All funding is subject to availability.

Prospective students wishing to apply for HEE funding should apply for their course place in the first instance. 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 confirm the amount of HEE funding we can offer. With your permission we will then share your details with HEE so that they can progress and approve your funding allocation. There is a useful funding application procedure flowchart on the HEE website here, click the ‘funding rules’ tab under each module description.

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.

Course dates

12 Apr 2021 to 16 Apr 2021

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

02 Apr 2021

Course fee

Home: £1,000
Overseas: £2,250

Course director

Programme director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Virtual Classroom
(via Zoom or equivalent)

Qualifications / Credits

15 credits at Master of Studies

Course code