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Course Description

The objective of this two-semester course is to provide an introduction to clinical and human genetics for Fellows and genetic counseling students who are preparing for subspecialty examinations of the American Board of Medical Genetics and for others who wish to learn about the expanding role of genetics in medicine. The first semester will introduce basic concepts of genetics, cytogenetics, and molecular genetics. The second semester will include presentations on clinical topics emphasizing the diagnosis and management of patients with genetic disorders. This course is designed for Fellows and genetic counseling students who are preparing for subspecialty examinations of the American Board of Medical Genetics and others who wish to learn about the expanding role of genetics in medicine.

Learner Outcomes

Fall:

  • Appreciate organization of the human genome and tools used to investigate it
  • Acquire skills to determine the most likely mode of inheritance of a trait, to interpret the results of linkage and association studies

Spring:

  • Appreciate the impact genetic disorders have on the various organ systems
  • Acquire skills to develop a differential diagnosis and appropriate work-up for a given phenotype

Textbook Information

Textbook Recommended:

Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine (8th Edition, 2016) by Robert L. Nussbaum, MD, FACP, FACMG, Roderick R. McInnes, CM, MD, PhD, FRS(C), FCAHS, FCCMG and Huntington F Willard, PhD
ISBN: 9781437706963 |  $61.99

Note: Please remove the textbook at checkout using the appropriate discounts if you do not wish to purchase it.

Prerequisites

Graduate-level training or experience in the biomedical sciences or consent of the course instructor. If you are unsure that you meet the prerequisite requirements, please contact registrar@faes.org and provide information about your course of interest and background knowledge

Additional Information

Please note that this is a 14-week course offered in partnership with NHGRI, which includes optional live sessions Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30. The course will run August 31 – December 19.

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Section Title
Introduction to Medical Genetics
Type
Online Asynchronous & Weekly Live Class
Dates
Aug 31, 2022 to Dec 19, 2022
Fee Includes All Costs
Eligible Discounts Can Be Applied at Checkout credit (1 Credits) $486.99
Available for Academic Credit
1 Credit(s)
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