Course Description

Class Information
Course Name Introduction to Genetics/Genomics in Healthcare
Seats Remaining5
LocationBldg 45, Natcher Rm 1A51/59
CoordinatorGeorgie Cusack
DatesJanuary 13, 2014
Time8:00 am - 4:30 pm
OverviewThis interactive educational session is for nurses providing care to research participants in the Clinical Center. The purpose is to provide fundamental knowledge related to genetics and genomics of health and illnesss.
Target AudienceThis course is recommended for all nurses interested in learning more about genetics/genomics in nursing.
Course ObjectivesFollowing attendance at the Genetics/Genomics

Pilot Workshop, the paticipant will be able to:

1. Explain the difference between the terms genetics and genomics.
2. Define inheritance patterns.
3. Describe the relationship between genes and proteins.
4. Identify chromosomal abnormalities and DNA mutations.
5. Participate in drawing a family pedigree.
6. Identify reasons why someone would have a genetic consultation.
7. State two reasons why it is important for the nurse to understand the influence of
genetics and genomics on patients' responses to treatment.
8. Identify educational resources for genetics/genomics.