Clinical bioinformatics is an area of healthcare science responsible for developing and improving methods for acquiring, storing, organising and analysing biological data that supports the delivery of patient care. Staff working in clinincal bioinformatics use areas of computer science including software tools that generate useful biological knowledge by manipulating ‘big data’.
The STP Clinical Bioinformatics programme is delivered by the University of Manchester in collaboration with Nowgen and the National Genetic Reference Laboratory. Elements of the first year of the programme are delivered at the University of Liverpool. In years 2 and 3 of the Health Informatics pathway some teaching is delivered at University College London (UCL). All trainees complete a common first year then specialise in years 2 and 3 in either genomics, health informatics, or physical sciences.
Clinical bioinformatics (genomics)
Clinical bioinformaticians (genomics) are responsible for analysing and interpreting genomic data and advising other scientists and clinicians to best inform patient care. Further information on the role of a Clinical bioinformatician (genomics) can be found here.
Clinical bioinformatics (health informatics)
Bioinformatics (health informatics) combines computing science with information science, biology and medicine. Further information on the role of a Clinical bioinformatician (health informatics) can be found here.
Clinical bioinformatics (physical sciences)
Clinical bioinformatics (physical sciences) combines computer science, statistics, mathematics, and engineering to study and process biological data. Further information on the role can be found here.