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edX Online Course: Genomic Medicine Gets Personal

Georgetown University and edX are offering an online course that provides you a good understanding of genomic medicine and the issues related with personal genomic information. The social impact of genomic medicine will be significant even with its advancement which promises to lead in a new era in medical practice along with creating a major shift in the patient care.

The information and the use of genomic discoveries not only confined to scientists and medical representative but are there for public at large. Not even a single day passes when you do not see report of genomics-story in the media.

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By the time, when this course will come to an end, students will be able to understand various fields of geonomics, will get familiar with the online databases and resources and will have a good understanding of medical, social, ethical and legal issues.

In this versatile cross-disciplinary course, faculty from various disciplines like genetics, computational sciences, bioinformatics etc will deliver lectures. In order to teach this genomic online course, experts from various departments at Georgetown and other institutions are being assembled.

Course Begins

MEDX202-01 will begin from 4th June 2014.

Duration of the Course

This course will run for 8 weeks.

Course Field

This course will introduce you to genomic medicine.

Course Format

Different topics like genetics, computational sciences, bioinformatics, genetic counseling, bioethics, law and business will be discussed in this course.

Eligibility

This is an introductory course which everyone can undertake. EdX courses are open to everyone. All you need is access to a computer with a current browser, an Internet connection, and, of course, a desire to learn.

About the Instructor

Bassem R. Haddad: Associate Professor at Georgetown University and Co-Director of the Medical School Molecular and Human Genetics.

Michael Atkins: Deputy Director of the Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and Professor of Oncology and Medicine (Hematology/Oncology) at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Kevin Fitzgerald: Research Associate Professor at Georgetown University.

Alessandro Ghidni: Alessandro Ghidini is a Professor at Georgetown University.

Eden Haverfield: ABMG-certified Clinical Molecular Geneticist and the director of the Whole Exome Sequencing Program at GeneDx.

Claudine Isaacs: Professor of Medicine and Oncology and the co-Director of the Breast Cancer Program at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University.

Michael Johnson: Associate professor of Oncology at Georgetown University.

Anne Deslattes Mays: Mathematician, software engineer and computational biologist currently working in the field of applied systems biology.

Jeanne Meck: Director of Cytogenomics and Prenatal Diagnostic Services at GeneDx.

Beth N. Peshkin: Professor of Oncology and the Senior Genetic Counselor at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Reem Saadeh: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University.

Luc Wathieu: Professor of Marketing and Deputy Dean at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Louis Weiner: Director of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University.

Sheila Cohen Zimmet: Senior Associate Vice President for Regulatory Affairs at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Cynthia Morton: William Lambert Richardson Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology and Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School.

Robert Clarke: Dean for Research at Georgetown University Medical Center and co-Director of the Breast Cancer Program at the Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

For Detail Information visit edX website.