The French Foundation for Rare Diseases (FFRD) has codeveloped, in collaboration with European Reference Networks Genturis and Ithaca, in the context of the European Joint Programme for Rare Diseases EJPRD a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) completely free named “Diagnosing Rare Diseases: from the Clinic to the Research and back”.
The third session will start next Monday April, 18th andis now open for enrollment:
Here below the topics covered:
· The diagnostic process and the types of genetic tests available for rare diseases
· The differences in rare genetic diseases patient pathways
· Technological advances for diagnostic research
· The role of collaborative studies and data sharing in rare diseases diagnosis
· The impact of having a diagnosis or lacking a diagnosis on patients’ lives
· The role and place of physiopathology approaches as well as social sciences research in the context of rare diseases diagnosis.
· Learners will gain insight into patients’ experiences, will discuss key issues relating to this topic and will also have the possibility to undertake their own internet-based investigations.
The course is designed for individuals with a keen interest in diagnostic research and rare diseases.