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Practical Medical Genomics Training Scholarship

Expressions of interest (EOI) open: 18 February 2022 – 11 March 2022

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

There are 25 scholarships available. 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 4 April and 6 June 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.

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

Course learning outcomes

  • 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
  • Develop evidence-based care plans that are patient and family-centred, appropriately involving patient support groups and interdisciplinary teams.

How to apply

To apply, complete the EOI Application Form and return to: Vicki.Reid@health.nsw.gov.au by COB Friday 11 March 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 UNSW Short Courses at shortcourses.health@unsw.edu.au.