University of Technology Sydney

96106 Application of Genetics and Genomics

6cp; block attendance (week 9); 2hpw ('live and online' workshop, teaching weeks 1–8, 10–14)
Requisite(s): 96110 Genetic Counselling AND 96108 Research Project 1 AND 96109 Research Issues in Genetic Counselling AND 96099 Genetic Counselling Clinical Placement 2
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Genetic counselling occurs at the interface between science and medicine, and the individuals and families living with inherited conditions. This subject extends the work begun in 96103 Medical Genetics and Genomics in Practice to ensure students bring a clear understanding of complex genetic and genomic technology to their work. Using case studies from a range of specialty areas including rare disease, familial cancer, cardiac genetics and neurogenetics, students are introduced to a range of cytogenetic, molecular genetic and genomic technologies and result interpretation. Human reproductive technology is discussed, risk calculation is introduced and the societal and ethical implications of genetic and genomic technology are considered. The material covered in this subject is further developed in 96111 Genetics and Genomics in Society.

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Autumn session, City campus

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