PHG 542
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