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Six Weeks to Genomic Awareness is a Course

Six Weeks to Genomic Awareness

Started Feb 9, 2017
5.5 credits

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Full course description

This self-paced course builds a foundation for understanding genomic advances and identifying the relevance of genomics to public health. This course is presented online and structured in six (6) units. The course units focus on:

Introduction to Genomics
Genes in Populations
Genetic Testing
Gene-Environment Interactions
Ethical, Legal and Social Issues
An Overview of State and National Resources


The course is designed to be accessible to a broad audience of practitioners across all sectors of the public health and related workforce including public health nurses, health educators, and others.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize current genetics advances and technologies
  • Relate how current genetics advances and technologies will influence public health practice
  • Recognize how the interactions between genes and environment impact both disease development and disease prevention
  • Contribute to discussions on the planning, development, and implementation of genomics policy
  • Identify ethical, legal, and social issues arising from genetic information, advances, and testing
  • Contribute to the evaluation of current and future genomics programs
  • Recognize the relevance of genomics to public health
Continuing Education Credit

5.5 Nursing Contact Hours

5.5 CHES Category I CECH

Certificate of Completion

The Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing contact hours for this activity will expire on December 31, 2018.

The Michigan Public Health Training Center is a designated provider (ID# 99038) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.


This course was originally co-sponsored by the Center for Public Health and Community Genomics. This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative (total award amount $825,634) and grant number UB6HP20200. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.