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Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 hours/week...
Available languages

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Subtitles: English
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Week 1

Introduction to Genetics in Medicine and Public Health, Genetics as a Tool in Cancer Prevention, and Genetic Screening....
Reading
4 videos (Total 46 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Introduction: Genetics in Medicine and Public Health 13m
Cancer Genetics: Genetics as a Tool in Cancer Prevention 14m
Genetic Screening to Improve Health: Newborns and Beyond13m
Reading2 readings
Deflating the Genomic Bubble10m
PowerPoint Slides10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz: Week 120m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 2

Reproductive Genetics...
Reading
3 videos (Total 56 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Reproductive Genetics: Carrier Screening31m
Reproductive Genetics: Screening for Trisomy 21 19m
Reading3 readings
Reproductive Genetics10m
PowerPoint Slides10m
Self Assessment10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 3

Screening...
Reading
5 videos (Total 69 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Screening: Newborn Screening Programs26m
Screening: Challenges in Achieving Benefit 13m
Screening: Screening Adults – Questions Coming our Way 11m
Cancer Genetics: "Incidental" Findings in Research and Clinical Care 14m
Reading2 readings
Screening10m
PowerPoint Slides10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz12m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Week 4

Genetic Technology in the Prediction and Diagnosis of Disease...
Reading
4 videos (Total 41 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Growing Genetic Knowledge in the Early 20th Century11m
Dramatic Growth and Intersection of Genetics and Other Biomedical Sciences13m
What New Opportunities Will Precision Medicine Bring? 13m
Reading3 readings
Genetic Technology10m
PowerPoint Slides10m
Self Assessment10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz14m

Instructors

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Wylie Burke, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington
2013-14 Presidential Chair, University of California, San Francisco
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Barbara A. Koenig, PhD

Professor of Medical Anthropology & Bioethics
Dept. of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Institute for Health & Aging, & Dept. of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine
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Julie N. Harris-Wai, Ph.D., MPH

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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....

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