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Practical Medical Genomics Training Scholarship

Expressions of interest (EOI) open: 19 August 2022 – 9 September 2022

The Centre for Genetics Education, HETI, in collaboration with the Strategic Reform and Planning Branch, NSW Ministry of Health, offers NSW clinical health professionals with an interest in genomics an opportunity to apply for scholarship to a short course in Medical Genomics.

Each scholarship will cover the full course fees.

The Practical Medical Genomics short course will be delivered online by the University of New South Wales between 17 October and 19 December 2022.

Further information on selection criteria, terms and conditions are outlined in the EOI Application Form.

About the course

The Practical Medical Genomics course is designed for health professionals such as paediatricians, medical specialists, doctors-in-training, allied health professionals, nurses and midwives. Practical aspects of genetic and genomic testing will be introduced. It will also cover the many technologies involved and the challenges around successful integration of genomics into clinical practice. There will be opportunity to reflect on future trends in this rapidly-changing field of research driven clinical practice.

The course involves 40 hours of virtual learning and assessment delivered through online learning, live case-based discussions, and group activities. The live sessions on Saturday 19 November and Saturday 3 December are mandatory course components.

Further information about the Practical Medical Genomics course can be found at: https://shortcourses.health.unsw.edu.au/courses/practical-medical-genomics-oct-2022

Core topics

  • 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.

How to apply

To apply, complete the EOI Application Form and return to Vicki.Reid by COB Friday 9 September 2022. Late EOIs will not be accepted.

Questions?

For further information about the EOI Application process, please contact Edwina Middleton, Centre for Genetics Education, HETI.

For further information about the Practical Medical Genomics course, please email the UNSW Short Courses Team at shortcourses.health@unsw.edu.au.