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Thursday, January 10 • 2:45pm - 3:30pm
BERG - Share and Discuss: Integrating Free Online Genomics and Bioinformatics Short Courses into School Programmes (362)

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Find out about Wellcome Genome Campus' new science resources for post-16 students: genetics, genomics and bioinformatics multimedia resources and online short courses. Developed with world-leading genetics and genomics researchers, healthcare professionals, and bioinformaticians at the Wellcome Genome Campus, home of the Human Genome and Human Atlas Projects.

Discover how to integrate these free genome resources into your school and college post-16 programmes, classroom teaching and homework. Encourage students to complete the hands-on exercises probing DNA sequences and genomes; watch and discuss the 3 to 5 minute videos of: young researchers, leading scientists, and healthcare professionals talking about their genomics research and how their findings are being used to track disease and improve our health. Trialled by Sixth Formers with positive feedback received.

The free online courses provide real-time opportunities for teachers and students to learn about cutting edge genomics with researchers, clinicians and learners from across the world. Covering topics such as genomes, DNA sequences and protein function, bacterial disease outbreaks, antibiotics and Anti-Microbial Resistance AMR, how genomics and bioinformatics is used to track and prevent the global spread of diseases such as Cholera. Learn and interact with expert Educators and other learners in the moderated online 'Comments area', finding out what is happening in different countries. Use online computational tools to probe  and interpret publicly available genomic data.

Each course uses a mix of multimedia, with optional accredited assessment opportunities and a digital Certificate of Achievement is awarded to those who satisfactorily complete the course and the assessment. We invite you to view our first three courses' descriptions and watch the trailers before the session:
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/bacterial-genomes-bioinformatics https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/bacterial-genomes-access-and-analysis

Looking forward to welcoming you to the session: sharing details of the free resources and courses, and how these can be integrated into your school/ college programmes; discussing and learning what is important for your teaching.

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Dr Pamela Black

Education and Online Courses Programme Lead, Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences
Pamela leads and manages on education policy and pedagogy: leading on the open access Online Courses programme in partnership with FutureLearn and the Advanced Learning and Training programme within the Overseas and Cambridge based Advanced Courses. Previously, Pamela held leadership... Read More →

Thursday January 10, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Muirhead 109