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Certificate in Cancer Genetics

Dates: 01 January 2021 - 01 January 2022
Time(s): Varies
Host: RCPI
Location: Online
CPD: 60 external CPD points


Gain a postgraduate qualification in clinical cancer genetics

The Certificate in Cancer Genetics will lead to an RCPI postgraduate qualification in clinical cancer genetics. This 6-month online programme is aimed at doctors who are working in cancer care and have an interest in cancer genetics.

The National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026 has acknowledged the acute need for oncologists to upskill in this area and this programme offers formal post-graduate training on the topic of genetics or genomics for clinicians in Ireland.

Develop your skillset
This formal qualification will ensure you have the appropriate skillset to champion the mainstreaming of genetic testing in your practice to patients in routine oncology clinics. It will improve your understanding and application of targeted cancer treatment with multi-disciplinary input, informed screening recommendations of higher risk individuals, and provide awareness of limitations and utilities of new genetic technologies to improve patient care.

Is this course for you?
This programme will facilitate a stimulating online environment for learning and encourage interdisciplinary partnerships and promote the application of current scientific evidence. Prospective learners should be at registrar level or higher and should be working in cancer care.

To book your place on this online course now visit: