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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

This module consists of approximately 30 hours of contact time. This introductory module aims to provide the student with an introduction to the key areas of genomics, human genetics and genetic variation. It will prepare participants to understand disease genetics and how genomic medicine can be utilised to elucidate disease mechanisms and biology. In addition, this module will also cover the fundamentals of information governance in the context of genomic medicine and its applications providing underpinning knowledge for later modules in bioinformatics and statistics. This module will serve as a foundation for those wishing to advance their careers within the NHS in genomic medicine. This module provides clear understanding of the structure and variations in genetic material. Covering basic genetics and genomics, it will prepare students to understand the role of genetics in disease and how genomic information can be utilised to elucidate disease mechanisms and biology.

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Fees and funding

The fee for 2021-22 will be £1,250 for Home students and £3,134 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 2022. 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

17 Jan 2022 to 21 Jan 2022

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

20 Dec 2021

Course fee

Home: £1,250
Overseas: £3,134

Course director

Programme director


Various locations
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

15 credits at Master of Studies

Course code