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415.675.92 CANCER GENETICS: MANAGING THE RISKS THROUGH TESTING AND COUNSELING

Term: 4th term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Gillian Hooker
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
Description:

Equips graduate students enrolled in the JHU/NHGRI genetic counseling program with principles of genetic components to common diseases, using cancer as the example for this course. Introduces key concepts throughout the course through case-based learning.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
explain the principles of genetic components to common disease using cancer as the example
explain the contribution of major gene mutations to the development of cancer
describe the multi-faceted aspects of genetic testing for cancer susceptibility
use case examples to assess cancer risk
explain the psychological aspects of living at increased risk for cancer

Methods of Assessment: Class participation and a case-based take-home final exam.
Location: NIH - Bethesda, MD
Class Times:
  • Friday 11:00 - 12:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail