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Genomic Practice for Genetic Counsellors

February 3 2020 @ 11:00 AM - February 5 2020 @ 3:30 PM

Genomic Counselling-Genomic Practice

The fundamental aspects of genomics and bioinformatics that underpin clinical practice


The following topics will be covered:

  • The role of genomics in healthcare
  • Cancer genomics
  • Cardiac genomics
  • Testing in the real world
  • Variant interpretation
  • Functional studies and analysis
  • Visualising and reporting genomic data
  • The (future) role of genetic counsellors in genomic healthcare


Find more details on the Wellcome Genome Campus webpage and see the full programme here.

Applicants should be genetic counsellors or nurses providing genetic counselling in a healthcare setting.

Please note, this is a residential course. All participants are requested to stay onsite for the full duration to benefit fully from discussions and interactions with speakers and other students.


Our Team
With any Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) test ordered, a Record of Discussion (RoD) form will also need to be submitted. This document is to record the patient’s consent for genomic testing and their choice on taking part in research. Guidance on the patient choice conversation can be found here
This RoD form will be available for clinicians to download from this webpage. Once completed with the patient, it can be send to the lab with the corresponding test order form and sample.
Tests available to order will be listed in the National Genomic Test Directory. A test order form will soon be made available for clinicians on this webpage to download and complete. This form will include the address of the laboratory that the appropriate sample and completed form needs to be sent to.
Until the new Genomic Laboratory Service goes live, please continue to follow existing test order processes.
Later this year, the online test ordering tool for Whole Genome Sequencing will be integrated into the National Genomics Informatics System (NGIS) and clinicians will be able to search or filter to find a clinical indication, confirm eligibility criteria and start the test request process for their patient.