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415.619.92
New Genetic Technologies and Public Policy

Location:
NIH - Bethesda, MD
Term:
4th term
Department:
Health Behavior and Society
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Hybrid Asynchronous and Synchronous Online
Class Times:
  • Friday,  12:00 - 1:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Contact:
Cristina Kapustij
Frequency Schedule:
Every Other Year
Next Offered:
2023 - 2024
Resources:
Prerequisite:

none

Description:

Examines the potential for harmful effects of usage of genetic technologies. Considers the role of patent policy, the biotechnology industry, the media, and other forces in disseminating new discoveries as well as policies for assuring the safety and effectiveness of new genetic technologies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and analyze complex public policy issues related to genetics and genomics
  2. Discuss the history of genetics related to public policy
  3. Discuss the federal legislative and regulatory process related to biomedical research issues
  4. Evaluate the pros and cons of various public policy options
  5. Explain the basic concepts of genetic counseling to a lay or policy audience
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 34% Participation
  • 33% Presentation(s)
  • 33% Written Assignment(s)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required