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Six Weeks to Genomic Awareness

Host
University of Michigan (through the Michigan Public Health Training Center)

Contact information
Robyn Nolan
734-615-9439
mphtc@umich.edu

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This self-paced course builds a foundation for understanding genomic advances and identifying the relevance of genomics to public health. The course contains video presentations, instructor slides, short quizzes, and additional resources. After completing the course, participants will be able to contribute to the evaluation of current and future genomics programs. The course is presented in 6 units:

  1. Introduction to genomics.
  2. Genes in populations.
  3. Genetic testing.
  4. Gene-environment interactions.
  5. Ethical, legal, and social issues.
  6. State and national resources.

Audience
The course is designed for a broad audience of practitioners across all sectors of public health and allied health, such as public health practitioners, students, and staff from community-based organizations.

Duration
Self-paced, distance-learning course (about 7 hours).

 

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