Genomics in Molecular Medicine, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Molecular genetics plays an increasingly important role in medical research. The course addresses various molecular principles relevant for genetic epidemiological research. Different approaches will be discussed to come to the localisation of disease genes.

Cloning of disease genes will be discussed from the bench point of view and with the use of modern bioinformatical methods. The course is particularly relevant for clinicians and epidemiologists who wish to be introduced in methods for identifying (complex) disease genes and its practical applications and basic knowledge of molecular biology.


  • To understand the background of the application of molecular techniques in medicine and epidemiology
  • To understand how disease genes are identified
  • To be updated about advances in molecular genetics and population genomics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


  • 1.4

Start date

  • 15 August

End date

  • 19 August

Course days

  • Monday to Friday (5 full days)

Course time

  • From 8:45 till 16:00

The course is particularly interesting for clinicians and epidemiologists who wish to be introduced in methods for identifying (complex) disease genes and its practical applications and basic knowledge of molecular biology.




André Uitterlinden (course director), Joyce van Meurs, Fernando Rivadeneira

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

Familiarity with general genetic concepts.

Technological Requirements

A laptop is required for exercises during the course.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 940 International
  • EUR 940 EU/EEA


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