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Medical Genomics 101

Learn key genomics concepts and how they influence health and health care.
Medical Genomics 101
This course is archived
Estimated 1 weeks
2–3 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed

About this course

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Medical Genomics 101 (CME) is for Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners seeking CME credit. You must be registered with the Charlotte Area Healthcare Education Center to receive credit.

If you are taking this course for CME credit, please CLICK HERE to register and you will be directed to that version of the course.

This continuing medical education course includes six modules which cover various areas of medical genomics including: Introduction to Genomics, Variation, Microbiome,   Pharmacogenomics, in vitro (IVF) and Fetal medicine, and Oncology.

Each module defines common terms, shows examples of data, and how healthcare is changing due to genomic insights. Each module also contains ethical, legal, and social implications of genomics in medical treatment. All modules contain five multiple choice questions to assess learning gains.

Interspersed in each module are multiple interviews with practicing healthcare workers who have first hand experience with medical genomics and how the standards of care are changing. This continuing medical education course contains information that satisfies the American Board of Medical Specialties six core competencies: Practice-based learning and improvement; Patient care and procedural skills; Systems-based practice; Medical knowledge; Interpersonal and communication skills; and Professionalism.

This course has been created in joint partnership with the Charlotte AHEC.

At a glance

  • Institution: DavidsonX
  • Subject: Medicine
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher
    • Intended for working healthcare providers
    • DNA to RNA to protein (undergraduate)
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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  • Genomics terminology
  • Theoretical examples
  • Clinical examples
  • Ethical, legal and social implications

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