Online Course

Whole Genome Sequencing: Patient Choice e-learning

Two e-learning courses on Patient Choice have been developed for NHS healthcare professionals who are ordering whole genome sequencing for patients with a suspected rare, inherited condition or cancer.

Developed by NHS East Genomic Laboratory Hub education and training lead Dr Gemma Chandratillake, the courses are now available nationally on Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) platform and offered in two pathways: one covering testing for a rare, inherited disease, and another covering testing for cancer.

Learners will explore the Patient Choice framework through textual, video and interactive content. On completion of the course, a short assessment will provide an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned. Learners will then receive a record of feedback and be able to download a certificate of participation.