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Davidson College

Medical Genomics 101

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Medical Genomics 101 (CME) is for Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners seeking CME credit. You must be registered with the Charlotte Area Healthcare Education Center to receive credit.

If you are taking this course for CME credit, please CLICK HERE to register and you will be directed to that version of the course.

This continuing medical education course includes six modules which cover various areas of medical genomics including: Introduction to Genomics, Variation, Microbiome,   Pharmacogenomics, in vitro (IVF) and Fetal medicine, and Oncology.

Each module defines common terms, shows examples of data, and how healthcare is changing due to genomic insights. Each module also contains ethical, legal, and social implications of genomics in medical treatment. All modules contain five multiple choice questions to assess learning gains.

Interspersed in each module are multiple interviews with practicing healthcare workers who have first hand experience with medical genomics and how the standards of care are changing. This continuing medical education course contains information that satisfies the American Board of Medical Specialties six core competencies: Practice-based learning and improvement; Patient care and procedural skills; Systems-based practice; Medical knowledge; Interpersonal and communication skills; and Professionalism.

This course has been created in joint partnership with the Charlotte AHEC.

Taught by

A. Malcolm Campbell


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  • The title is a bit misleading, since it covers many "omics", not genomics. This course assumes you've taken molecular biology. Very dense lectures, a quick course overall. Quizzes after each lecture but no final exam. It is meant as an overview of the field and not in depth; it will many times refer to a more advanced course that is available, but I have not been able to locate that course, even as an archived course on edX (like this one is).

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