Published on September 2, 2021

The new MOOC session (Massive Open Online Course) “Diagnosing Rare Diseases: from the Clinic to Research and back” co-developed by the EJP RD (European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases), the ERN IthacaERN Genturis and the Rare Diseases Foundation, will be held on October 4, 2021.

Registration is free of charge and available following this link.

The course’s first session has attracted nearly 1800 participants from 117 countries (40% outside Europe). With a 91.5% satisfaction rate and an 18.3% completion rate, and generated 1836 comments from learners. 

We specifically encourage medical and biomedical students to attend this MOOC.

Please find the course syllabus here.

A few feedbacks from learners regarding the first session: 

  • “As a biologist involved in NGS analysis, I found the course excellent in giving an overview of the clinical aspects related to this method of investigation, Excellent structure and great coverage of topics.” 
  • “The course has a framework that makes it suitable for participants ranging from novice to expert level.” 
  • “An excellent course! It provides us with basic knowledge and best practices that might be applied to research and clinical practices. As a clinical background, I would recommend this course to anyone interested in medical genetics for rare genetic diseases, including medical geneticists, genetic counsellors, clinical laboratory scientists and researchers. The level of the course is very appropriate.”