PHG 542 - Genetic Discovery in Medicine and Public Health

Alternate Course Number 

BH 530

Course Description 

The goal of this course is to explore the implications of discoveries in genetic science for clinical and public health practice, with an emphasis on health policy and ethics.

Course Objectives 

  • Describe the major genetic discoveries that have expanded opportunities for screening, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Explain the personal and societal challenges posed by the use of genetic testing in medicine and public health.
  • Identify and analyze policies aimed at ensuring appropriate use of genetic services in medicine and public health.

Example Syllabus 

Quarter(s) Offered 

Winter

Credits 

3