You inherit your genome from your parents, which is then passed on to almost every cell in your body. This means that variation in the DNA can also be passed on, including those changes that have implications on health. Understanding how genomic information is inherited is important not only for the health professional treating the individual, but also for the patient and their family.
Why take this course?
This course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with an understanding of how genomic information is passed from parent to offspring and from cell to cell.
Who is this course aimed at?
The content of the course is aimed at those healthcare professionals who have had limited or no exposure to genomics in their clinical roles. The course would also be suitable for those looking to refresh their knowledge or support training.
What will I learn?
The course covers the following topics:
- How DNA is passed from parent to child
- Meiosis: formation of eggs and sperm
- Introduction of errors
How will I learn?
The course is delivered through textual content, graphics and animations. There are knowledge checks throughout and on completion of the course a final assessment for learners to demonstrate what they have learnt.