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Other Courses

Basics in human genetic diagnostics – A course for CLGs* in education

*Clinical Laboratory Geneticists

Dates: 02nd - 06th September 2024; Monday, 9.00 hrs to Friday 18:30 hrs
Location: Hotel Sweet Atlantic, Av. 25 de Abril 21, 3080-086 Figueira da Foz, Portugal
Main organizers: Isabel M. Carreira, Joana B. Melo, Susana Ferreira (Coimbra, Portugal)
Co-Advisor: Thomas Liehr (Jena, Germany)
Registration: Open from 1st February -31st May 2024 (including fellowship application)
Costs: EUR 500 (including coffee-breaks, 5 lunches and 1 dinner, USB-drive; book ‘Human Genetics - Edition 2020: A Basic Training Package’ (T Liehr)); ESHG fellowships are available to cover tuition and partial travel fees.
Travel and stay: to be organized by the participants themselves

Preliminary program

  • Each day starts at 9.00 hrs and finishes around 18:30 hrs;
  • Two coffee and one lunch breaks are scheduled each day;
  • Every day will contain a practical part;
  • At the end of each day a written exam will be taken;
  • A certificate will be issued at the end of the course (in case of successful participation).


  • Basics of Human Genetics and Genetic Counselling
  • Cytogenetics
  • Molecular Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics I
  • Molecular Genetics II
  • Molecular Genetics III, Biochemical Genetics and future directions of the field

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Genetics Retreat - NVHG graduate meeting

September 18, 2024 - Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam

The Genetics Retreat offers a unique and exclusive podium to PhD candidates to develop their presenting and debating skills in an informal but professional setting. It covers a broad range of scientific aspects, from genetic screens and variant discovery, to fundamental mechanistic exploration and experimental (epi)genetics. The meeting is intended not only for PhD candidates but also for (junior) postdocs, PI's, MD's (trainees) and all other scientists (including master students) from universities, clinical institutions and research centres in the Netherlands and neighbouring countries.

5 good reasons to attend the Genetics Retreat:

  1. Develop your presenting and debating skills in an informal but professional setting and receive useful feedback.
  2. Receive updates on forefront research.
  3. Be inspired by a top-notch speaker during the Joep Geraedts keynote lecture. This year the keynote speaker is prof. Jan Hoeijmakers.
  4. Expand your professional network and discuss research projects among peers, with principal investigators and the keynote speaker.
  5. Awards for the three best oral graduate presentations.

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Virtual Prenatal Genetics Short Course 2024

October 16- November 28 | Online course

This skills-based course is designed to give midwives and other health professionals working with families
who are pregnant or considering a pregnancy that have a diagnosis or are at risk of a genetic condition. It will
provide you the tools to help you to identify those people at risk, talk with them about their risk and
reproductive options and facilitate appropriate onwards referrals. The skills you will develop include obtaining
a family history, identifying high risk family histories, understanding approaches to genetic testing, taking
informed consent and counselling families regarding information and results. Participants will be equipped with
the basics of reproductive genetic counselling and managing complex scenarios as well as being provided
with updates on new technologies.
*The course will take place on six half day sessions running between October and November 2024

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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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