Northern Genetics Service

Genomics Education Programme

The Genomics Education Programme

The Genomics Education Programme (GEP) is a £20 million, three-year programme supported by Health Education England (HEE). It is the NHS’s method of ensuring its staff have the knowledge, skills and experience required to deliver care now and in the future and to maintain the health service’s position as a world leader in genomic and precision medicine.

The GEP hopes to reach a target of 52,000 staff completing CPD activities related to Genomics by the end of the programme.

Free GEP Resources

The GEP have also produced a number of genomic education resources which are free to access, including information videos; short online training programmes and Massive Open Online Courses available through the Futurelearn platform. All of these resources are freely available for anyone to use and more details can be found on the Free Online Courses page of our site.

Online Courses

COURSE: Whole Genome Sequencing: Decoding the Language of Life and Health

Target audience: All healthcare professionals

Summary: This mentored online course explores how whole genome sequencing works and its impact on healthcare, both in the UK and globally.

Available: 2x year (March, September); 9 hours, complete at own pace (FutureLearn)

www.futurelearn.com/courses/whole-genome-sequencing

 

COURSE: 100,000 Genomes Project: Preparing for the Consent Conversation

Target audience: Clinical staff at NHS Genomic Medicine Centres

Summary: This course covers key steps of the project’s consent process, how to prepare for the discussion, and address patients’ concerns or questions. 2 CPD credits (RCP)

Available: Permanently; 1.5 hours, complete at own pace (e-Learning for Health)

https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/465515

 

COURSE: Introduction to Genomics

Target audience: All healthcare professionals

Summary: This course outlines how genomic information is being used to support clinical practice, and its future impact on healthcare.

Available: Permanently*; 1.5 hours, complete at own pace (GEP website)

www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/courses/courses/introduction-to-genomics

* A new course to update and replace this course will be released in spring 2018 as part of our Genomics 101 series

 

COURSE: Introduction to Bioinformatics

Target audience: Clinical scientists and interested healthcare professionals

Summary: This course outlines the principles and practices of bioinformatics, the challenges it faces, and the problems it can help to solve in healthcare.                                                                                                      

Available: Permanently; 1.5 hours, complete at own pace (e-Learning for Health)

https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/462387

 

COURSE: Sample Processing and DNA Extraction

Target audience: Biomedical scientists and histopathologists

Summary: This video-based course covers key points of the protocol and best practice for processing blood and tumour samples for the 100,000 Genomes Project.                                                                               

Available: Permanently; 1 hour, complete at own pace (e-Learning for Health)

https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/462384

 

Films and Animation 

FILMS: Public Health Masterclass

Target audience: All healthcare professionals, especially public health professionals

Summary: This collection of films from HEE’s Public Health Masterclass features full-length talks from genomics experts including Prof Tom Fowler and Prof Nick Loman.

Vimeo playlist and YouTube playlist

 

FILMS: Taking and Drawing a Family History

Target audience: Clinical staff and healthcare educators

Summary: Based on three patient scenarios, these films show the questions used to gather a family history, and demonstrate how the genetic pedigree is constructed.

Vimeo playlist  |  YouTube playlist

 

FILMS: Genomics in Medical Specialties

Target audience: Clinical staff within each medical specialty (non-experts in genomics)

GEP website (includes supporting info) | Vimeo playlist  |  YouTube playlist

 

ANIMATION: ‘Are you ready?’ GEP animation

Target audience: All healthcare professionals, students and educators

Summary: This short animation briefly outlines the impact of genomics on healthcare, and the broad range of education and training opportunities offered by the GEP.

Vimeo  |  YouTube


Documents

GEP Pack for Primary Care - The 100,000 Genomes Project Genomics Education Programme pack prepared by the NENC GMC Education Team for NHS staff working in the Primary Care setting. (PDF Document)

Links

The Genomics Education Programme across the England - find out more about the Genomics Education Programme across the country from Health Education England.

Genomics England Ltd and the 100,000 Genomes Project across the country - find out more about the work of the 100,000 Genomes Project across England.

Contact

General Enquiries Email: tnu-tr.gmc@nhs.net or 100k.genomesproject@nuth.nhs.uk

General Enquiries Phone: 0191 241 8604

Twitter: @nencgmc #genomes100k

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