Molecular Diagnostics and Bioinformatics


This module will provide the learner with an in-depth understanding of current and emerging molecular-based diagnostic assays and their clinical application. The module will include an introduction to bioinformatics, with a particular emphasis on the use of computational tools and online databases to analyse sequence data generated in the clinical diagnostics laboratory.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate current and emerging molecular diagnostic technologies and their appropriate clinical applications.

  2. Critically assess the application of omics technologies in clinical diagnostics.

  3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the use of bioinformatics for comparing, analysing and interpreting biological data.

  4. Research and evaluate the rationale for the development of novel molecular diagnostic tests and the associated challenges.

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