RCPI Awarded AMEE ASPIRE to Excellence Certificate of Merit

On 29th August, The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland was awarded an AMEE ASPIRE to Excellence Certificate of Merit in the area of ‘Inspirational Approaches.’

The ASPIRE award programme was established to identify, recognise and reward world-class excellence in education. It also aims to highlight, showcase and exemplify best-practice in healthcare professions education, improving the education process and outcomes of other institutions around the world.

RCPI was recognised for its Certificate in Cancer Genetics and Genomics. The course is aimed at all healthcare professionals/scientists working in cancer care and allows participants to:

  • Learn how to use genomic testing to inform treatment decisions and optimise patient outcomes
  • Understand how to make more informed screening recommendations for higher risk individuals.
  • Gain the skills to correctly interpret genomic test results to inform patient management
  • Understand the ethical and legal considerations when using genomic technology

“I highly recommend this course for all health care professionals who treat patients with cancer. Everyday oncology practice is now employing more and more tumour DNA sequencing. The interpretation and significance of identified variants is key to making appropriate treatment plans and managing expectations. This course is a perfect introduction to cancer genetics and variant interpretation by experts in this field. It should be considered an essential part of oncology education and continuing professional development.”

Dr Dearbhaile Collins, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Cork University Hospital and Senior Lecturer in Cancer Research, University College Cork.

For more information on the Certificate in Cancer Genetics, head here.