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Class Information for Introduction to Genetics & Genomics


This one-day educational program is designed for nurses working as Clinical Research Nurses and Research Nurse Coordinators at the NIH Clinical Center. The program will serve as an introduction to genetics and genomics, providing the foundation on key concepts and basic science essential to understanding the use of genetics and genomics in health care today.

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Special Comments

The 9/16 course will be offered online via the Absorb Learning Management System, located https://nih.myabsorb.com/#/login . The Absorb system is accessible from government furnished and personal devices. Registrants will be added to the course during the week prior to 9/16. If you need assistance with the course or with the Absorb LMS, message Alexis.Braxton@NIH.gov AND Jennifer.Jabara@NIH.gov.

Target Audience

The course is recommended for all nurses interested in learning more about genetics and genomics in nursing.

Course Objectives

1. Explain the difference between the terms genetics and genomics. 2. Define inheritance patterns. 3. Describe the relationship between genes and proteins. 4. Identify chromosomal abnormalities and DNA mutations. 5. Participate in drawing a family pedigree. 6. Identify reasons why someone would have genetic testing performed. 7. State two reasons why it is important for the nurse to understand the influence of genetics and genomics on patients' responses to treatment.



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