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What Will You Learn?

The Epigenetics Diploma Course takes the complex subject and breaks it down into easy-to-understand modules, so you’ll be able to gain scientific knowledge in an accessible way and come away well-informed and in-the-know about everything to do with epigenetics.

What is epigenetics? This epigenetics training course begins by answering this with a brief overview of the subject and a look at the difference between neuroepigenetics and traditional epigenetics.
You’ll learn about a crucial concept in epigenetics – modifications. We’ll look at various types of modifications, including DNA methylation, histone acetylation, histone modification, nucleosome positioning and RNA-based regulation.
The Epigenetics Diploma Course covers everything you need to know about chromatin – dynamic chromatin structure and hierarchy, methods to investigate chromatin, and chromatin as it relates to DNA repair.
We look at mechanisms, including covalent modifications, RNA transcripts, mRNA, sRNAs, prions, structural inheritance, and more.
You’ll discover how nutritional epigenetics works, in terms of health and disease, and take a look at cancer epigenetics. Following a brief explanation on cancer epigenetics, the Epigenetics Diploma Course takes you through MicroRNA gene silencing, metabolic recoding and more, before moving on to different types of cancer, including skin cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer, and sarcoma.
The Epigenetics Diploma Course covers various topics within human epigenetics. These topics include Barr body formation, genomic imprinting in human disease, disorders in humans connected with imprinting, and developmental diseases caused by epigenetic malfunctioning.

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Epigenetics?
  • Part 2: Neuroepigenetics vs Traditional Epigenetics
  • Part 3: Epigenetic Marks
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: DNA Methylation
  • Part 2: Understanding Histones
  • Part 3: Histone Modification
  • Part 4: Nucleosome Positioning
  • Part 5: RNA-Based Regulation
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Dynamic Chromatin Structure and Hierarchy I
  • Part 2: Dynamic Chromatin Structure and Hierarchy II
  • Part 3: Methods to Investigate Chromatin
  • Part 4: Chromatin and DNA Repair
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Covalent Modifications
  • Part 2: RNA Transcripts
  • Part 3: mRNAs and sRNAs
  • Part 4: Prions and Structural Inheritance
  • Part 5: Nucleosome Positioning
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Nutritional Epigenetics Explored
  • Part 2: Nutritional Epigenetics in Health and Disease
  • Part 3: Life-Long Susceptibility to Disease
  • Part 4: Nutritional Epigenetics and Cancer
  • Part 5: The Future of Nutritional Epigenetics
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: MicroRNA Gene Silencing
  • Part 2: Metabolic Recoding of Epigenetics in Cancer
  • Part 3: MicroRNA and DNA Repair
  • Part 4: DNA Repair Pathways
  • Part 5: Types of Cancer
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Role of Xist
  • Part 2: Dosage Compensation
  • Part 3: Random Early X Chromosome Inactivation
  • Part 4: Silencing of Genes
  • Part 5: X Chromosome: X Inactivation
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: DNA and Genetic Mutations
  • Part 2: The Role of Imprinting in Human Disease
  • Part 3: Establishment and Maintenance
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Male Infertility
  • Part 2: DIRAS3
  • Part 3: Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome
  • Part 4: Silver Russell Syndrome
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS)
  • Part 2: Angel Man Syndrome and Rett Syndrome
  • Part 3: Fragile X Syndrome
  • Conclusion
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Epigenetics Diploma Course will be of interest to anyone who wishes to explore this exciting branch of science, from all angles and disciplines, to gain an understanding of heritability, disease, and much more.

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The Epigenetics Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Many Centre of Excellence courses are Fully Accredited by the world’s leading professional membership association for natural medicine – The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA).

You can apply to join The CMA as a Student Member while you are still studying, and if you do so you will be eligible to use the post nominal letters SCMA after your name.

Upon graduation from a CMA Registered course you will be eligible to apply for CMA Membership and this will give you numerous professional benefits including being able to use the letters MCMA after your name – Member of The Complementary Medical Association. This will demonstrate your commitment to excellence and professionalism in the natural healthcare field.

Register with The CMA as a Student or fully qualified Practitioner via The CMA website where you will be asked to submit your certificate of graduation, and proof of insurance.

The CMA’s recommended insurers are Westminster global.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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