The course is designed to provide in-depth understanding of concepts as well as hands-on exposure to genomic variant analysis and clinical interpretation and would have online lectures during weekends (Saturday and Sunday) as well as assignments for weekdays (Monday - Friday).
The lectures would be spanning weekends (approx. 2 hours per week) for 12 weeks. Apart from the course lectures, additional lectures which are not compulsory, would also be organized for general awareness and education.
The lectures would be available on the online platform, with options to review in case you miss a particular talk.
The assignments are expected to take approx. 1-2 hours daily during the weekdays throughout the course. The assignments include considerable reading as well as practice lessons which would be conducted online.
The course programme would encompass practice lessons wherein the participant would require to read literature, analyze evidence and provide concise summaries and annotations of evidence supporting the pathogenicity of genetic variants.
The practice lessons are scored and one would require at least 250 points out of the 500 to pass the course
A continuous evaluation model would be employed for the course.
Attendance/Quiz would provide 5 scores for each online session (Total = 60 scores)
Each Reading assignment would provide 1 score (Total = 40 scores)
Each correctly evaluated assignment unit would provide 1 score. (Total = 400 scores)
Certificates would be provided to only individuals who pass the course (ie, have attained at least 250 of 500 scores)
This course is not accredited by any University or Educational organization and not part of a formal course for any degree or diploma and therefore, may not be used for employment or benefits. The course carries no Continuous Medical Education (CME) credits.