Learn about the growing role of genomics in healthcare, for patient diagnoses and treatment, with this free online course. This free online course will provide healthcare professionals with a basic grounding in genomic medicine. It will introduce you to the new genomic technologies that are revolutionising medicine and will, in time, provide the mainstay of patient diagnosis, treatment and disease prevention.
Explore the rise of genomic medicine
Over the last decade, the landscape of genomic medicine has been revolutionised by next generation sequencing technologies. In the past, genetic testing was limited to sequencing one gene at a time. However, next generation sequencing technologies permit the parallel sequencing of many or all genes.
While these new technologies have greatly enhanced the chances of diagnosis for rare conditions; are beginning to provide a real chance of personalised medicine; and, in time, are likely to improve our understanding and treatment of complex disease, they are also associated with a number of challenges.
These challenges include a much greater chance of identifying genomic variants, the significance of which can be uncertain; the identification of incidental findings; genomic privacy; and the storage and use of big data sets.
In this new genomic era, it is essential that healthcare professionals understand the power and all the challenges associated with the information generated by these new multiple parallel sequencing technologies, in order to make appropriate referrals and evidence-based management decisions.
Discover the potential of genetics in healthcare
This course will give you an awareness of genomic technologies and the data they generate. With ready access to genomic data promised by NHS transformational initiatives such as the 100,000 Genomes Project, genomic data will be integral to all sectors of medicine and will be used in the prevention, diagnosis and personalised treatment of human disease.
During this course, you will learn how to utilise these genomic results for patient benefit and without compromising patient safety.
Ce cours explique comment l’informatique contribue à l’analyse de l’information génétique. Il introduit conjointement les notions de génomique et d’algorithmique impliquées. Dans ce cours, nous verrons comment l’informatique permet d’interpréter le texte des génomes. Doté d’algorithmes adaptés, mis en œuvre sous forme de programmes efficaces, l’ordinateur produit des prédictions quant à la localisation des milliers de gènes d’un organisme vivant et les fonctions que remplissent les protéines qu’ils codent.
This course introduces you to the basic biology of modern genomics and the experimental tools that we use to measure it. We'll introduce the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology and cover how next-generation sequencing can be used to measure DNA, RNA, and epigenetic patterns. You'll also get an introduction to the key concepts in computing and data science that you'll need to understand how data from next-generation sequencing experiments are generated and analyzed.
Introduces to the commands that you need to manage and analyze directories, files, and large sets of genomic data. This is the fourth course in the Genomic Big Data Science Specialization from Johns Hopkins University.
What is a genome? A genome contains all of the information that a cell needs to develop, function, and reproduce itself, and all the information needed for those cells to come together to form a person, plant, or animal. Genomes contain an organism’s complete set of genes, and also the even tinier genetic structures that help regulate when and how those genes are used.
How have advances in genetics affected society? What do we need to know to make ethical decisions about genetic technologies? This course includes the study of cloning, genetic enhancement, and ownership of genetic information. Course participants will acquire the tools to explore the ethics of modern genetics and learn how to integrate these issues into their classrooms.
En este MOOC introductorio al conocimiento del genoma humano, aprenderá acerca de la estructura, función y aplicación básica del genoma humano en la investigación biomédica actual. ¿Ha escuchado muchas cosas sobre el genoma humano, pero desea entender los aspectos básicos que lo describen o lo explican? ¡Este es un curso para usted! Reconozca de forma amigable las generalidades del genoma humano, y sobre todo el impacto de su estudio.
Precision medicine has the potential to change fundamentally how health care is practiced, but requires a health care workforce that understands the complexities of this field. One important component of Precision Medicine is the use of an individual’s genomic information to offer targeted treatment, tailored to the individual. Our course aims to provide participants with some baseline knowledge of genomics, an overview of the clinical applications of genomic medicine, the skills to evaluate the clinical validity and utility of new tests, and an appreciation of the associated ethical and social issues inherent in this field.
MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – enable students around the world to take university courses online. This guide, by the instructors of edX’s most successful MOOC in 2013-2014, Principles of Written English (based on both enrollments and rate of completion), advises current and future students how to get the most out of their online study, covering areas such as what types of courses are offered and who offers them, what resources students need, how to register, how to work effectively with other students, how to interact with professors and staff, and how to handle assignments. This second edition offers a new chapter on how to stay motivated. This book is suitable for both native and non-native speakers of English, and is applicable to MOOC classes on any subject (and indeed, for just about any type of online study).