Professional Certificate (PCert)

Medical Genomics

Key Facts

Next intake: 20 Jan 2024


Registration: Register Now


Duration and Delivery: 4-week (Online) 


Workload: 4-5 hours per week


Entry requirements: Basic knowledge of cell biology, biomedical science, or related area is recommended.


Fees: £159 (UK and International)



Elisa Hampson



Genomic technologies are widely used to describe the role of both rare and general genetic factors in the progression of common disorders, such as diabetes and cancer.  This Professional Certificate (PCert) course will provide you the knowledge of medical genomics and genomic technologies. It will provide you with the knowledge to participate in genomic research. You will explore the application of genomic technologies in medicine.


In the first two modules, you’ll develop your core scientific understanding across the breadth of genomics including an overview of medical genetics and genomic technologies. 


In the last two modules, you will learn about the latest applications of genomic technologies such as gene discovery and genomic technologies for cancer research. You will also have the opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to work on a final project. This will give you the opportunity to develop your skills further in genomics.


Course Content


The online distance-learning delivery of the course will provide opportunities to receive expertise from the Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID) researchers, material from our partners, and guest lectures.


Module 1: Introduction to medical genetics and genomics

This module provides guidance to support an in-depth understanding and knowledge of applications of medical genetics and genomics.


Module 2: Genomic technologies

In this module, you will be able to gain knowledge and applicability of molecular principles behind next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies. You will be able to identify applications of these technologies to clinical scenarios and research.


Module 3: Applications of genomic technologies in medicine

Explore the application of genomic technologies in gene discovery and cancer research. This module will include recent research papers and an in-depth review of the latest developments.


Module 4: Final Project

Apply your knowledge of medical genomics and genomic technologies in a final project report.


Fees and Funding


UK and International: £159 (total including electronic certificate).


Entry Requirements


This is course starts with the basics of medical genetics and progresses towards mid-level. However, basic knowledge of cell biology, biomedical science, or related area is recommended. This course is designed for all levels of students (undergraduate degree, Master's degree students, or PhDs). All our PCert courses are taught in English. You must have good English language skills.


Career Opportunities


This course is designed to aid professional development in the field of cancer research, enabling you to further your expertise within an existing career path or to change career direction.


Taught By


CamCID Research Team and Guest Lecturers (faculty members from multiple universities).

May include additional material by our partners


How To Apply


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