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Genomic Medicine and Research: A Community Approach

University of Exeter via FutureLearn


Explore the benefits of a community approach to genomic medicine and research

Translational research has shown the benefits of using a community-focussed approach to healthcare. This course shares these benefits and raises awareness of community genetics as a field of medicine. Amish communities and families affected by inherited disorders are given as an example.

On this course, you will explore the skills needed for translational research work and understand the meaning of community genetics. You will also learn the value of whole genome sequencing in the community context and the importance of community-specific medical research to patients.

This course is for research teams, clinicians and allied health and special educational needs workers and diagnostic facilities that work with families affected by inherited diseases.


  • Community Research - The Amish Paradigm
    • Welcome
    • The Amish and Other Anabaptist Communities, and Clinics for Special Children
    • Translational Research and The Windows of Hope Project
    • Why a Genetic Diagnosis is so Important
    • Why Research was so Important for our Family
  • The Underpinning Science
    • The Genetic Architecture in a Community Setting
    • Genetic Inheritance Patterns and Clinical Pedigrees
    • Finding the Causative Gene
  • The Clinical and Community Benefits of Disseminating Research Findings
    • Translating Research Benefits Back to Patients, Families and Communities
    • Translating Research Benefits Back to the Clinic
    • Global Impact of Effective Research Dissemination

Taught by

Andrew Crosby


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