Title Statistics and bioinformatics
Type Stage One
Code HLS414
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of statistics and bioinformatics understand the role and use of statistics and bioinformatics in the organisation, assessment and interpretation of data in genetics and be able to

  • analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge
  • perform a range of scientific and clinical skills and procedures
  • understand the technical principles and processes underpinning these skills
  • demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours necessary for professional practice as a consultant clinical scientist dealing with the complexities, uncertainties and tensions of professional practice at this level.

Knowledge and understanding

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesise relevant knowledge and its application to their professional practice in relation to:

  • genetic syndromes and disorders
  • disease (e.g. cancers) with a defined and recognisable genetic component in the diagnosis and management of patients
  • genetics of pregnancy
    • screening protocols
    • copy number changes
    • targeted testing
    • genome-wide testing.

Technical and clinical skills

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of current relevant research, theory and knowledge and its application to the performance of the following technical procedures and laboratory skills

  • the use of computers and appropriate databases.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


Code Title Action
HLS4-1-20 Genetics [v1] View