Apply now for the Certificate in Cancer Genetics – a six-month online, self-paced programme

Aimed at heathcare professionals or scientists working in cancer care

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  • Learn how to use genetic testing to inform treatment decisions and optimise patient outcomes
  • Understand how to make more informed screening recommendations for higher risk individuals.
  • Gain the skills to correctly interpret genomic test results to inform patient management
  • Understand the ethical and legal considerations when using genomic technology

Hear from experts in this field


On 1 April 2022, a live interactive webinar will be held as part of this course. Speakers include:

  • Ms Ellen Matloff, MS, CGC, Genetic Counsellor, former director of cancer genetic counselling program at Yale, President & CEO of My Gene Counsel and contributor to Forbes magazine.
  • Dr Catherine Goudie, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Member of Human Genetics, Oncology and Experimental Medicine at McGill University, and Staff Physician in Division of Hematology and Oncology at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Dr Goudie will speak about hereditary cancer syndromes that present in children and young adults, and how digital technology can be used to assist clinicians in identifying these syndromes
  • Dr Terri McVeigh, Consultant Clinical Geneticist in the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Clinical Lead for this Certificate in Cancer Genetics.
  • Dr Mark A. Lewis, Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Intermountain Healthcare

Is this course for you?

This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals/scientists working in cancer care. Whilst a strong basic science background is not required to complete the course, it is desirable.

It is relevant for the following groups

  • Genetics Councillors
  • Surgeons and surgical trainees
  • Medical Oncologists and doctors with an interest in this area or who are training in this area
  • Radiation Oncologists or doctors training in this area
  • Obstetricians/Gynaecologists with an interest in cancer or those in training in this area.
  • Pathologists – involved in molecular tumour testing or those interested in genetics
  • General Practitioners interested in cancer care
  • Public health doctors with an interest in cancer care
  • Nurse specialists working in Oncology or cancer care
  • Clinical Scientists interest in the area of cancer genetics or doctors involved in genetic research
  • Paediaticians working with cancer patients

70 healthcare professionals working in cancer care have already signed up.

Format of course delivery

This distance learning programme contains six modules with online formal learning material, including clinical scenarios and guidelines and videos. There will be an interactive live webinar with international experts on 1st  April.

Time Commitment

Application are open now. Assuming participants complete two to three hours of coursework per week, the Certificate takes about six months to complete. Each module concludes with an end-of-module assessment.

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