415.675.92 CANCER GENETICS: MANAGING THE RISKS THROUGH TESTING AND COUNSELING
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.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to (1) explain the principles of genetic components to common disease using cancer as the example; (2) explain the contribution of major gene mutations to the development of cancer; (3) describe the multi-faceted aspects of genetic testing for cancer susceptibility; (4) use case examples to assess cancer risk; and (5) explain the psychological aspects of living at increased risk for cancer.
- Friday 11:00 - 12:50