Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Molecular Techniques

St George's, University of London

This online postgraduate level course explored how genomic technologies are used in healthcare to investigate genetic disorders. The course covered a wide range of molecular genetic and cytogenetic techniques with learning firmly embedded in the clinical setting.

3 weeks, 5 hours per week

Educators

Kate Tatton-Brown

Consultant and Reader in Clinical Genetics

St George's, University of London

Katie Snape

Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Clinical Genetics

St George's, University of London

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge and applicability of the molecular principles behind PCR/Sanger sequencing; Next Generation Sequencing; MLPA/MS_MLPA; Southern blotting; array CGH; FISH; karyotyping; the extraction and analysis of cell free fetal DNA and QF-PCR
  • Evaluate which laboratory investigation(s) is(are) most suitable for a given clinical scenario
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the methodology of at least four molecular genetic techniques

Syllabus

  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Sanger sequencing
  • Southern blotting
  • Multiplex ligation probe amplification (MLPA)
  • Array comparative genomic hybridisation (array CGH)
  • Karyotyping
  • Fluorescent in situ hybridisation (FISH)
  • Quantitative fluorescent PCR (QF-PCR)
  • Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping and genome wide association studies (GWAS)
  • The extraction and analysis of cell free fetal DNA, including non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).

Accreditation

The course has been approved for distance-learning continuing professional development (CPD) by the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath): for 15 CPD credits.

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Issued on 3rd February 2020

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Free online course:

Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Molecular Techniques

St George's, University of London