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Concluding discussion, reflection and planning

You have reached the end of the course. Congratulations!

Completing the course has helped you to:

  • discover the basic principles of microbial bioinformatics analysis, and comparative genomics

  • acquire skills in the use of Artemis: for the investigation of whole bacterial genomes, in the analysis of bacterial genes and proteins, and comparison of genomic features of microbial genomes.

You can now use genomic data to increase your knowledge of microbial genomes. Well done!

If you have enjoyed your learning experience or found the course useful, please, go to Class Central to rate the course - and so help others across the world, find and study this same course.

What next?

Our follow-on Comparative Genomics course, which will help you to develop further skills in bacterial genomics, the use of Artemis and ACT will be presented for the first time in May 2019 look out for further details on FutureLearn.com.

Here are some suggestions on how you can apply your learning:

  • Find out if microbial bioinformatics analyses takes place in your own setting and if so, what is it used for

  • Identify gaps in knowledge and skills, and where appropriate, share details of this and our previous free course in bioinformatics that support knowledge and skills development

  • Assess the current challenges to the use of and the development of routine microbial bioinformatics or genome sequencing in research and/or medicine in your own setting

  • If relevant, plan and initiate changes that will help embed the use of microbial bioinformatics (for example the use of Artemis) to support the study of microbial genomes in your own context, research or healthcare settings

  • Share your plans with research or medical managers in for example: universities, clinics and hospitals, the Ministry of Health, funders, key stakeholders, and others who you identify.
  • Start with small changes, then reflect, plan, and initiate further changes

  • Reflect on what you have learnt

We have reviewed the key learning outcomes for this course and offered suggestions on how to apply your learning in your own settings. Now think about your experience of learning with us and share this with other learners in the ‘Discussion’ in the comments area.

What has been the most important thing (or things) that you have learned from studying this course? Say, why this is important to you?

Can you think of at least one way that you can apply what you have learned in your own setting?

Thank you - for signing up to the course and for your interest in this course - about bacterial genomes, accessing and analysing microbial genome data - from the course and programme team.

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