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Other Courses

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Virtual Cancer Genetics Course


Guy's and St Thomas' Virtual Cancer Genetics Course 2023 will equip delegates with the basics of cancer genetic counselling, approaches to genetic testing, management of hereditary cancers and consent taking.

Online course over 6 half days:

  1. Monday, 15th May 2023
  2. Tuesday, 16th May 2023
  3. Monday, 12th June 2023
  4. Tuesday, 13th June 2023
  5. Monday, 3rd July 2023
  6. Tuesday, 4th July 2023

Time: 9:00 to 12:00 hrs BST
Target audience: International, UK

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Skeletal Dysplasia Course Lausanne 2023

The Skeletal Dysplasia Course will be held in Lausanne, from July 3 to 7, 2023.

The Course is intended to provide an introduction to the basic clinical and
radiographic diagnostics and clinical management of skeletal dysplasias. Preference will be given to pediatricians, clinical geneticists and radiologists

For more Information, click here for the programm.

16th Goldrain Course in Clinical Cytogenetics

August 22-28, 2023

The Goldrain Course will continue in 2023 under the umbrella of the E.C.A. (European Cytogeneticists Association) with the help of Scuola Europea di Citogenetica (European School of Cytogenetics), specifically founded for this purpose by the President of the E.C.A. Appended please find some information about the sixteenth course on clinical cytogenetics, to be held at Goldrain Castle in South Tyrol.
Website of the venue:
The course is focused on phenotypic findings, mechanisms of origin and transmission, correlations of clinical patterns with chromosomal imbalance and modern ways of diagnosis of the latter. Special attention is paid to an understanding how deletions and/or duplications of chromosomal segments cause developmental defects. The course also addresses the optimal application of the diagnostic possibilities, both pre- and postnatally and including molecular cytogenetic methods for a precise determination of segmental aneuploidy.

To view the Goldrain 2023 Annoucement, click here.

To view the Goldrain Flyer, click here.

To view the Goldrain Program, click here.

Complex Trait Analysis of Next Generation Sequence Data Course

September 18-22, 2023 Max Delbrück Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine Berlin, Germany

The seventh annual Berlin Complex Trait Analysis of Next Generation Sequence Data Course will be held at the MDC in Berlin from September 18-22, 2023.
The goal of the course is to teach both the theory and application of methods to analyze next-generation sequence (NGS) data (exome and whole genome), for human complex traits. Attendees will learn how to design studies, call variants from NGS data, analysis of population and family-based sequence data, and evaluation of variant functionality. Analyses will include performing complex trait rare variant association analysis for population and family data via linear mixed models (LMM). Exercises will be carried out using a variety of computer programs that include ANNOVAR, BOLT-LMM, FAST-GWA, R, REGENIE, PSEQ, & Variant Association Tools (VAT).

TOPICS will include sequence alignment, calling variants from NGS data, quality control of NGS data, association testing framework for quantitative and qualitative traits (fixed effects, random effects, LMM, and generalized LMM), rare variant association methods, polygenic risk scores, estimating power and sample size for rare variant association studies, imputation of rare variants and their analysis, and evaluating variant conservation and functionality.

The instructors for the course are Suzanne Leal (Columbia University) and Michael Nothnagel (University of Cologne).

Please visit the course website for additional information, the course schedule, and an application here.

The application deadline is June 15th

The University of Manchester's MRes Genetic Medicine programme

This programme provides contemporary academic and practical training in genetics applied to disease and healthcare. The core training aspect of this programme is a 25 week full-time research project.

The programme is suitable for science graduates who have a basic understanding of human genetics and molecular biology and graduates will be well qualified for a career in clinical or laboratory based genetic medicine (including biotech and industrial R&D).

For medical students this programme can be completed during undergraduate training or after qualification and will provide invaluable experience for those wishing to pursue a career in genetics or academic medicine.

Graduates from this programme will be well placed for pursuing further research through a PhD.

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Swansea University MSc Genomic Medicine

The MSc Genomic Medicine course at Swansea University Medical School is based on the indicative curriculum of Health Education England, NHS England and Genomics England LTD and will equip you with knowledge and skills to understand and interpret genomic data, an understanding of genetic and genomic techniques in a clinical setting, bioinformatic approaches required for analysis of genomic data, and advanced knowledge and skills to improve patient care.

The programme provides students with the necessary fundamental knowledge required to understand genomics as well as more specialised areas such as cancer genomics, rare and common inherited disease, pharmacogenomics, and infectious disease. There is also a research project, which can be based on almost any area the student chooses, either supported within the students hosting NHS department, or by our network of experts.

We offer full time and part time study options and the course is applicable to students who are recent graduates to those looking to upskill or change their career. We also boast 12 fully funded places for NHS professionals to upskill and stay in line with this rapidly growing and relevant area of medicine.

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The Gen-Equip Project -

Free online courses in genetics produced by health professionals in Europe for health professionals in Europe.

As part of the Gen-Equip project, we have produced a series of online courses based on patient cases.

They are suitable for medical doctors, nurses and midwives:

  • Working in Primary Care (general or family practice)
  • Working Secondary care (e.g. oncology, cardiac care, obstetrics, pardiatrics)
  • Who have begun training in genetics (genetic counsellors, genetic nurses, trainee geneticists)
  • As additional course material for undergraduate or postgraduate students in the health professions.  

There are cases to cover:

  • Familial cancers
  • Genetic issues arising during or before pregnancy
  • The child with a genetic condition
  • Inherited cardiac conditions.


In addition, there is a series of short webinars on key topics such as

  • Taking and recording a family history,
  • Testing during pregnancy,
  • Understanding genetic test results
  • Referring to the genetics service.


Please go to to access all the educational materials.

This project has been co-funded by the European Union under the Erasmus+  programme.

The material in this webinar reflects only the author’s views and the European Commission and Ecorys UK are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.


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