Flipping bioinformatics for the NHS

Dennis Wang, Mark Dunning, Matthew Parker & Eran Elhaik, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience

The Genomics Education Programme of Health Education England developed a set of learning objectives and competencies for NHS staff to obtain in order to transform NHS to include genomic diagnostics and personalised medicine. As providers of an MSc course in Genomic Medicine, we were tasked with upgrading the skills of NHS staff in genomic and clinical data analysis. I will detail the development of flipped learning modules in clinical bioinformatics (first of their kind anywhere in the world). Insights will be given on how to combine online teaching with in class practicals. Given the diverse cohort of students from different healthcare professions (nurses to consultant clinicians) and age groups (20-60 years old), a number of surprising challenges emerged from teaching these computer-based modules. I will show examples of new software tools used in these modules, such as Google Classroom, Kaltura Video, Skype, markdown pages, github, etc., that help cater to distance learners.

Tuesday 26th June, 11.30am, Lecture Theatre 3
note location and times subject to change