Genetics Courses

Study online genetics courses to discover how advances in the field of genetics drive medical science forwards, allowing us to better understand ourselves.

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There are a number of roles available within the genetics industry which includes genetic research, genomic technologies, forensic genetics, genetic counselling as well as many more.

To become a geneticist you will typically require a relevant bachelor of science degree or a postgraduate master’s degree in a topic relating to genetics.

Increasing our understanding of genetics is key to the continued development of health treatments to treat hereditary diseases and to ensure patients receive the best care possible. Studying a course in genetics is a great way to further enhance your understanding and knowledge in this continually developing area of healthcare and science.

Our online genetics courses are ideal for boosting your CV while also gaining unique insights into scientific breakthroughs and developments in the study of genetics. Our courses are flexible to fit around your existing commitments and most only take a few weeks to complete. Our Unlimited subscription is a great way to diversify your skill set and gain access to a variety of topics related to genetics and other health subjects, giving you the option to take as many courses as you wish.

Discover the building blocks of who we are through the study of genetics

Genetics as a science centres on our genes and DNAs - the building blocks that determine much of who we are. It focuses particularly on the process of heredity; that is what is passed down from parents to their children. Discover how these processes work with our online genetics courses.

Improve your understanding of genetics at all levels

If you want to learn more about genetics, FutureLearn offers a range of different courses aimed at those with different base levels of understanding, covering different areas and applications of medical genetics.

Anyone who wants to understand more about genetics and genetic medicine will find a number of courses suitable as an entry point into this scientific field. Such learners can find answers to questions around what constitutes the human genome, what causes genetic diseases, and the principles of biological psychology, as well as how advances in our understanding of cancer genetics is being used in the ongoing fight against that disease.

These also contain information relevant to medical professionals or students who would like to advance their knowledge of genetics, in the interests of continuing professional development or study. Other courses are more specifically aimed at healthcare professionals, covering topics from genetic counselling, to community-focused genomic medicine, to genomic technology in clinical diagnostics and clinical bioinformatics, and more.

These courses can provide a solid foundation from which healthcare professionals can further develop or refresh their understanding of genetic diseases, genomic medicine, and related issues.

Earn a genetics certificate

Earn personalised genetics certificates when you complete an online course on FutureLearn, complete with lead educator signatures, organisation logos and course details. Share your achievements with employers, on Linkedin, on your CV and more.

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