Clinical Genetics: Medical and Public Health Perspectives
HLT POL X 450
This course covers core concepts in basic and applied genetics and their role to clinical medicine, public health, and genetic counseling, including diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
Starting at $780.00
What you can learn.
- Understand basic genomics terminology as it relates to medicine and public health
- Explore major ethical, legal, and social issues surrounding genomics
- Learn the applications of genomics to public health and patient care throughout the lifecycle
- Critically examine the literature in genomics, medicine, and public health
- Utilize basic genomics terminology comfortably and proficiently within medical and public health settings
About this course:
This course discusses core concepts in basic and applied genetics, exploring their relevance to clinical medicine, public health, and genetic counseling. The course begins with a review of introductory molecular genetics and genetic epidemiology then explores the role of genetics in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease throughout the life cycle. Through readings and threaded online discussions, students also examine the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics in medical practice, research, and population health. The completion of weekly multiple-choice review questions promotes mastery of the information presented. The course culminates with a Journal Club project that allows the student to focus on a topic of personal interest.
Fall 2018 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
Instructor: Claudia Mikail
A previous course in general biology and/or a background in health care is recommended.
No refund after September 27, 2018. Internet access required. Materials required.
No refunds after September 27, 2018
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: Public Health Genomics: The Essentials by Claudia N. Mikail
Book: A Guide to Genetic Counseling by Uhlmann