Explore the genomes of bacteria and the use of genome sequencing to track harmful disease and AMR.

Start Date: 30 April
Duration: 3 weeks, 3 hours per week
Free online course, certificate of achievement available
CPD Approval: Royal College of Pathologists (9 credits), Royal College of Nursing (9 credits)


Why join the course?

The increase in resistance of harmful bacteria to antibiotics is a major global threat to health. Here we explore bacterial genomes and the use of genome sequencing to identify and track these drug resistant bacteria. Join us to discover how genome research is helping scientists and healthcare professionals track disease outbreaks and prevent the rise of antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’.

Who is the course for?

This course will be of interest to scientists, healthcare professionals, biomedical researchers and bioinformaticians. The course offers all learners an opportunity to learn about genomes, disease, and antimicrobial resistance. You require no previous knowledge of genome science to complete the course.

What do people say about this course?

"I would definitely point students to this resource. Text, videos, and figures were all very well done."
Pablo Tsukayama
Assistant Professor of Microbiology

"A highlight of the course was the introduction to whole genome sequencing – new information for me."
Christine Laws
Medical Doctor

Exchanging genetic information quickly throughout the world is clearly going to revolutionise the ability to combat disease.” 
Prue van der Hoorn

Start Date:
30 April 2018

3 weeks
3 hours per week