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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: Approximately two hours per week: Lectures: 60 min., Assessments: 30 min., Reading: 30 min....
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English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

GeneticsGenomicsPharmacogeneticsMedicine
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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: Approximately two hours per week: Lectures: 60 min., Assessments: 30 min., Reading: 30 min....
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 1

This week you will learn foundational concepts about the structure and function of the human genome and different types of genetic and non-genetic variation that occur....
Reading
5 videos (Total 61 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Week 1 - Module 2: Human Genetic Variation — Structural Variants 11m
Week 1 - Module 3: Human Genetic Variation — Single Nucleotide Variants14m
Week 1 - Module 4: Consequences of Single Nucleotide Variants in Genes 6m
Week 1 - Module 5: Architecture of Human Genetic Variation 14m
Reading1 reading
Suggested Readings10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 2

This week, Drs. Nussbaum and Norton will describe the use of genomics in the reproductive setting: carrier testing, non-invasive prenatal screening, prenatal diagnosis of Mendelian diseases, and newborn screening....
Reading
5 videos (Total 85 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Week 2 - Module 2: Genetic Testing for Mendelian Diseases 17m
Week 2 - Module 3: Newborn Screening 11m
Week 2 - Module 4: Carrier Testing 17m
Week 2 - Supplemental Video - Prenatal Diagnosis 21m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Week 3

This week Dr. Nussbaum will review the use of next-generation sequencing for solving diagnostic dilemmas....
Reading
4 videos (Total 50 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Week 3 - Module 2: Clinical Interpretation of Variants 17m
Week 3 - Module 3: Using NGS for Diagnostic Dilemmas 11m
Week 3 - Module 4: Practical Aspects 8m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Week 4

This week we will explore the genetics of common, complex diseases and the population genetics methods used to uncover genetic associations....
Reading
5 videos (Total 48 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Week 4 - Module 2: Genome-Wide Association Study Methods 13m
Week 4 - Module 3: Genome-Wide Association Study — Analysis 7m
Week 4 - Module 4: Genome-Wide Association Study — Interpretation 11m
Week 4 - Module 5: What Do We Know About the Genetics of Common, Complex Diseases? 4m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By MBAug 25th 2018

I'm a nutritionist, not a traditional doctor, and I loved this course. I feel very much more brought-up-to-speed about current techniques and technologies and really enjoyed the instructors.

By BLSep 4th 2017

Being myself working for 2 years as a genetic data analyst, I still found this course interesting and learnt new things. Thanks to Coursera and Professors as well as University of Cali, SF.

Instructors

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Jeanette McCarthy, MPH, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor
UCSF Department of Medicine
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Robert L. Nussbaum, MD

Chief and Professor of Medicine
Division of Genomic Medicine

About University of California, San Francisco

UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, transitional and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • No, we are unable to offer CME or continuing education credits for this course.

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