We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent :
- computing sciences subject
with sufficient evidence of the relevant units taken. We may also consider exceptional applicants with a Lower Second if you have research experience or equivalent professional experience.
Months of entry
Bioinformatics provides an important bridge between cutting edge science and the delivery of genomic medicine in clinical practice.
Demand for genetic testing and, therefore, clinical bioinformatics is increasing globally all the time, but there is a severe shortage of bioinformaticians able to analyse clinical genomic data.
Our fully-online PGCert is a practical, clinically-focused course aimed at providing the necessary skills to produce high quality bioinformatic workflows to analyse and interpret clinical genomic data.
You will be taught by a team that has successfully delivered the Clinical Bioinformatics Scientist Training Programme and has several years' experience training clinical bioinformaticians for the NHS.
The course is structured to include real-world clinical case studies and will focus on providing the necessary bioinformatic skills to produce bioinformatics workflows to analyse clinical genomic data.
The course has two introductory units:
- Introduction to clinical bioinformatics
- Introduction to health informatics.
Plus two more advanced units:
- Introduction to next generation sequencing bioinformatics
- Introduction to programming for clinical bioinformatics.
This course is delivered completely online and each unit is also available as individual CPD.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time12 months
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
- +44 (0)161 306 5439