Earn 11 ACCENT® continuing education credits and a certificate of completion for successfully completing the program before the access end date.
This program is composed of nine courses, listed below. Each course can be completed online in 1-2 hours each and contains lectures, reference materials and a quiz. Communicate questions or comments using the program discussion board.
- Introduction to Molecular Biology
- Basic Molecular Techniques
- Next Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics
- Introduction to Molecular Genetics
- Infectious Diseases
- Molecular Signatures in Oncology:Solid tumors
- Validation for Molecular Assays in Oncology
- Lab Practices: Quality Control and Quality Assurance
Certificates of completion are awarded online upon successful completion of the program. Graduates are recognized on a register located on the certificate program web page.
Please note that the completion of an online certificate program should be listed within the education section of a resume or CV. It is not equivalent to completing a board certification process.
Developed with all levels of laboratory professionals in mind, the content of this program is at the basic to intermediate level and will provide participants with opportunities to increase their knowledge of diagnostic applications of molecular pathology. This program was developed to present the essentials of molecular pathology and provide laboratorians with an understanding of nine different areas of study.
After completing this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe structure and function of nucleic acids and genes, including mutations
- Discuss the methodologies used in a clinical molecular pathology laboratory
- Explain the principles for detection and identification of pathogens and genomic alterations in disease conditions
- Explore the applications of Next Generation Sequencing in Precision Medicine
- Understand the importance of quality control, quality assurance, and validation of assays
- Consider key requirements to incorporate molecular testing into a laboratory
These expert faculty are experienced educators who have extensive knowledge of molecular pathology and diagnostics and contributed to developing this program:
- John Greg Howe, PhD, DABCC
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
- Linnea Baudhuin, PhD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
- Christina Lockwood, PhD
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
- Roberta Madej, PhD
QCMD, Glasgow, Scotland UK
- Deborah Payne, PhD
American Pathology Partners, Denver, CO
- Barbara Zehnbauer, PhD
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
- Neal Lindeman, MD, DABCC
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
- Helen Fernandes, PhD, DABCC, Faculty Chair
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
- Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA