Courses potentially suited for ErCLG education
This list just includes examples for courses and makes no claim to completeness.
Also we do not know exactly content of all courses listed here.
- Courses listed on ESHG webpage
- Courses offered by the Wellcome Trust
- ABMGG-Accredited Clinical Laboratory Training Programs in US, as Post-Doctoral Lab Fellowships
- European Advanced Postgraduate Course in Classical and Molecular Cytogenetics, Registration opens in September and closes on January 30th
- Basics in human genetic diagnostics – a course for CLGs in education (September 2017), Greece; to be organized by T Liehr and M Poulou et al.
Courses to be visited by CLGs in education from group 2b and 3 countries should contain primarily fields the candidates cannot cover in their homecountries.
For group 2b fields not covered in the national CLG education are:
- basic knowledge in statistics
- basic knowledgeon bioinformatics and biobanking issues
- knowledge about how to organize and lead
- knowledge of oncology tests including methods
- Knowledge of clinical indications and the clinical utility and cost effectiveness of various testing procedures
- Deeper knowledge and specialized training in main subjects of genetic, laboratory diagnostics, i.e. inherited cancer genetics and clinical genetics
- In depth knowledge on interpretation of genetic laboratory findings, more specifically results from cytogenetic, molecular cytogenetic, oncogenetic, molecular genetic and biochemical genetic analyses.
- knowledge about general healthcare policy, goals and priorities.
Most of these points may be covered in a basic course on human genetic diagnostics.
Candidates from group 3 countries need to have at least one basic course on human genetic diagnostics and one one a more specialized topic of the field (e.g. oriented towards modern disgnostic techniques and applications)
The basic course(s) should cover:
- Basics of human genetics and genetic counselling (including databases)
- Cytogenetics and molecular cytogenetics (including reporting and databases)
- Molecular genetics (basic techniques, Array-CGH, PCR techniques incl. MLPA, Sanger sequencing – including reporting and databases)
The more specialized topic course(s) can e.g. cover:
- any of the topics covered in basic course in more detail
- next generation sequencing