Before you begin

Before you start the module, we recommend that you spend a few minutes thinking about the following points and noting down some of your thoughts.

  • What activities are you currently or soon to be involved in that require producing or using whole genome data?
  • How do these activities link to the health of the public?
  • Have you had any formal education or training in molecular biology and/or genomics?
  • What are your main reasons for studying this module, i.e. what are your learning needs?

Author

Jo Jefferies

How to use this tutorial

  1. Ensure you have audio working on your computer
  2. Press the play (arrow) button to launch the video
  3. You can use the video controls to move forward and back or to pause the tutorial at any time
  4. It may help to jot down notes on a piece of paper.

Contents

Learning objectives

After completing this tutorial, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the basic structure of DNA;
  • Understand and use the key terms found in the e-PathGen module;
  • Explain the basic principles of genomic sequencing and its importance to health protection and epidemiology practice.