01 Apr 2020
Introduction to genomics for public health and clinical microbiology
01 Apr 2020
The Doherty Institute, Level 1, Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory
Wednesday, 1 April - Friday, 3 April 2020
This course, designed for microbiology registrars, consultants and laboratory scientists, will introduce the concepts of microbial genomic sequencing and the analysis and interpretation of genomic data for public health action and clinical microbiology.
The course will consist of a series of lectures covering the generation of sequence data, bioinformatics and phylogeny. This will be complemented by observation of the laboratory workflow, opportunities for discussion, and a practical session on interpretation of genomic data.
In all cases, the course will focus on the skills required to answer questions relevant to public health. The course has been designed to align with the RCPA NPAAC certification modules for microbiology.
- Understanding of the technical challenges and sample requirements for microbial genomic sequencing
- Understanding of bioinformatic interrogation of genomic data as it relates to public health
- An understanding of phylogenetic trees and the limitations of data interpretation
- An understanding of the application of genomics to public health and clinical settings
- Registrars: $150
- Consultants: $475
Applications open: Monday 3 February 2020
Applications close: Friday 28 February 2020