Community-Focussed Genomic Medicine
Learn how translational research in genomics can deliver health, social, and scientific benefits to communities with this online course from University of Exeter.
Who is the course for?
This course is for research teams, clinicians and allied health and special educational needs workers and diagnostic facilities that work with families affected by inherited diseases.
What topics will you cover?
A range of rare inherited diseases, and their genetic basis
What we mean by the term ‘Community Genetics’
Mechanisms and methodology for investigating the genetic basis of rare diseases in a community setting
The use of whole genome analysis in the clinical management of patients within a community setting
The importance of understanding a patient’s ethnicity, family history and cultural beliefs and practices, in formulating a differential diagnosis and for ensuring equality of health care and special educational needs provision
Mechanisms for dissemination of research findings to ensure maximum community, and international, impact and benefits