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Davidson College Free Online Course on Medical Genomics 101

Davidson College is offering free online course on Medical Genomics 101. This course has been created in joint partnership with the Charlotte AHEC.

In this one week course, applicant will learn key genomics concepts and how they influence health and health care. Physicians, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners can earn 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

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Course At A Glance 

Length: 1 week
Effort: 2 hours pw
Subject: Medicine
Institution: Davidson College and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Session: Self-Paced

Providers’ Details

Davidson College provides one of the nation’s most intellectually rigorous undergraduate experiences. Davidson’s renowned faculty and innovative transdisciplinary programs have earned the college distinction as one of the most research-active liberal arts institutions in the country, as well as consistent national recognition for overall quality, faculty-student research collaboration, and teaching.

About This Course

This medical course includes six modules which cover various areas of medical genomics including:

  • Introduction to Genomics
  • Variation
  • Microbiome
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • in vitro (IVF) and Fetal medicine
  • Oncology

Why Take This Course?

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Genomics terminology
  • Theoretical examples
  • Clinical examples
  • Ethical, legal and social implications


  1. Malcolm Campbell
  2. Malcolm Campbell teaches “Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology” and “Laboratory Methods in Genomics” at Davidson College, NC.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Intended for working healthcare providers
  • DNA to RNA to protein (undergraduate)

How To Join This Course

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