Translational Discovery Omics I - Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Metabolomics

Course content

The aim of the course is to provide the participants with:

i) an overview theory and application of technologies in genetic research in health and disease, ii) introduction to the impact of genetics on precision medicine, iii) an understanding of application of technologies in transcriptomics and single-cell sequencing research and iv) knowledge of online genetics resources and tools.


The main themes covered in the course include:

  • Phenotype definition
  • Genetic variation in health and disease
  • Genetic variation in personalized medicine
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Methods in genome research including genome sequencing
  • Analytical methods in genome research
  • Transcriptomics
  • RNA sequencing incl. single cell sequencing



BRIDGE - Translational Excellence Programme



Learning outcome

Upon completing the course, participants should be able to:



  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of genome variation on health and disease
  • Discuss the potential applications of modern techniques to study genomic variation
  • Have an awareness of strengths and limitations of translation of genome variation into translational medicine
  • Have an understanding of the potentials different applications of nucleotide and RNA sequencing
  • Show comprehension of the principles and application of transcriptomic profiling of tissues and single cells



  • Critically evaluate results from studies of genetic variation in humans
  • Apply simple tools to infer relationships between individuals and populations using genetic data
  • Design an appropriate genomic study of human diseases



  • Understand the central aspects of translational omics and be able to discuss and communicate to other scientists, clinicians, and the public.


The course is organized with a mixture of scientific seminars by invited speakers, including technical lectures about modern technologies, and student-led activities. In addition, the course will include group work, case studies, and practical exercises.

Course literature is published on Absalon.

Participants must meet the admission criteria in BRIDGE - Translational Excellence Programme.

Continuous feedback during the course
Type of assessment
Continuous assessment
Course participation
Type of assessment details
Attendance and active participation.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

Active contribution and course participation according to the BRIDGE Guidelines.

Part time Master and Diploma courses

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 15
  • Class Instruction
  • 5
  • Preparation
  • 5
  • Theory exercises
  • 5
  • English
  • 30


Course number
Programme level
Part Time Master
See course dates and course programme in Absalon.
15 participants
Study Board for the Professionel Master´s Degree Programmes at The Faculty og Health and Medical Science
Contracting department
  • The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Course Coordinators
  • Torben Hansen   (13-767174646770306a63707567704275777066306d7730666d)
  • Niels Grarup   (12-77726e757c37707b6a7b7e79497c7e776d37747e376d74)
Saved on the 04-03-2023

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