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Practical Medical Genomics is a Course

Practical Medical Genomics

Apr 4 - Jun 6, 2022
3.0 credits

$2,000 Enrol

Full course description






4 April 2022


40 hours
(2 months)

Delivery Mode

(asynchronous &


(GST inclusive)

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Through the progression of this course, you will be introduced to the practical aspects of genetic and genomic testing; the many technologies involved; and the challenges around successful integration of genomics into clinical practice. We will also explore the likely future trends in this rapidly changing field of research driven clinical practice. At the end of this course, participants will be equipped with the tools, knowledge and insight required to integrate genomics into their practice and understand how genomic medicine fits into healthcare in Australia.

This course builds on the experience and expertise of UNSW Medicine and Health and UNSW Science, plus that of Garvan’s Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics. The credential short course aligns with curricula of relevant medical colleges and professional societies (such as RACP, RACGP, RCPA and HGSA).

What are the course learning outcomes?

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify when to consider genetic and or genomic testing to achieve the best healthcare outcomes.
  • Interpret genetic/genomic test result reports.
  • Integrate understanding of genetic and genomic concepts into best practice when communicating with peers and patients pre- and post- testing, including when obtaining informed consent for testing and discussing genetic/genomic test results.
  • Synthesise knowledge gained in the course to develop evidence-based care plans that are patient and family-centred and appropriately involve patient support groups and interdisciplinary teams.

What core topics are offered?

The following topics are offered in the course for developing and increasing your knowledge, understanding and skills in practical medical genomics.

  • Delivering person-centred care in genomics
  • Eliciting and interpreting family health history
  • Communicating genomic concepts
  • Facilitating shared decision-making in genomic medicine
  • Ordering and using genomic tests
  • Interpreting genomic test results
  • Communicating results
  • Seeking information and coordinating care
  • Linking to holistic family-centred supports
  • Medicolegal, ethical and cultural considerations in genomics

Who is this course suited to?

Health and science professionals who are interested in learning more about genomics. This applies to both people who are currently applying genomics in their practice, as well as those who are interested in applying genomics in the future. Participants may include paediatricians, medical specialists, registrars, other doctors-in-training, allied health professionals, nurses, researchers and laboratory scientists.

Virtual Sessions

  • Welcome session: 4 April 2022 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Case based workshops: 7 May 2022 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Group presentations and wrap up: 21 May 2022 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

What are the course credentials?

This course is worth 3 UNSW Medicine & Health Executive Certificate in Health (FMECH) points, which provides formal recognition of professional development and reflects 40 hours of study inclusive of pre-work, course attendance and successful completion of a formative assessment. Upon course completion, you will be issued with a UNSW Medicine & Health verifiable credential.

The 40 hours of study and verifiable credential can be counted towards your continuing professional development (CPD). Please check with your college as the credential provides documentary evidence which may substantiate activities claimed under your college program. 


Can I use my credit towards further study?

There is an additional assessment associated with this course. All participants will be issued with 3 FMECH points upon completion of the course and the compulsory formative assessment, but it is essential to complete the additional assessment if you wish to apply to use the points towards credit for a UNSW postgraduate program in the future.


Price is inclusive of 40 hours of learning, digital badging, online learning resources and assessment.

Further information

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