NIPT an introduction for healthcare professionals

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

Course contents

  • Overview of genetics: The fundamentals that underpin genomics
  • NIPT: The discovery of fetal cell free DNA
  • Developments of the scientific technology behind NIPT
  • Clinical implementation and limitations of NIPT
  • Information provision, communication and individualised choice
  • Social and ethical implications of screening
  • Current concerns and future developments of NIPT


  • Free (join free and you will get access to this course for 5 weeks)
  • £52 (upgrade this course and you will get access to this course for as long as it’s on FutureLearn & a print and digital Certificate of Achievement once you’re eligible)


Course developed by St George's, University of London