This self-paced course builds a foundation for understanding genomic advances and identifying the relevance of genomics to public health. This course is presented online and structured in six (6) weekly units. You will have online access to the course for three (3) months from your registration date. The course units focus on:
- Introduction to Genomics
- Genes in Populations
- Genetic Testing
- Gene-Environment Interactions
- Ethical, Legal and Social Issues
- An Overview of State and National Resources
The course provides video presentations and accompanying instructor slides for each topic. Each unit is matched with a short quiz and additional resources to provide more information on the topic. Transcripts of the lectures, including PowerPoint slides, are also available to registered users.
Instructors are: Sharon Kardia, PhD (Units 1-4), Toby Citrin, JD (Unit 5), and Pam Clouser McCann, MS, CGC (Unit 6).
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize current genetics advances and technologies
- Relate how current genetics advances and technologies will influence public health practice
- Recognize how the interactions between genes and environment impact both disease development and disease prevention
- Contribute to discussions on the planning, development, and implementation of genomics policy
- Identify ethical, legal, and social issues arising from genetic information, advances, and testing
- Contribute to the evaluation of current and future genomics programs
- Recognize the relevance of genomics to public health
The course is designed to be accessible to a broad audience of practitioners across all sectors of the public health and related workforce.
Continuing Education Credit and Completion Certificate
Continuing education credit and completion certificates are available to those who successfully complete the entire course. Passing a final exam and completing a final course evaluation covering all six units is required to be awarded credit or completion certificates.
This course provides 6.0 Contact hours in Nursing, or 6.0 Contact hours for CHES (Cat. I)
The Office of Public Health Practice, University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Nursing contact hours for this activity will expire on December 31, 2012.
Planning committee: Sharon L.R. Kardia, PhD; Toby Citrin, JD; Pam Clouser McCann; Julie McCallum, RN, MPH; Amy Sarigiannis, MPH.
Additional information about social work, nursing and CHES continuing education provisions is available on the Career Advancement page of our website.
This course has been classified as at skill level: "knowledgeable," based on depth of material covered and length of course. Social work target practice level: All levels.
Information about scholarships, fees and refunds, cancellations, registration deadlines, certificates, ADA accommodations, and our grievance policy and procedures can be found under Help in the Frequently Asked Questions section.
This course is co-sponsored by the Center for Public Health and Community Genomics.