Emerging Genomic Topics (MEDG 595)

Offered: Winter 2021 (January 4, 2021 – April 27, 2021)
Credits: 3

MEDG595: Emerging Genomic Topics

Explore the latest applications of genomic testing, and critically appraise the utility, ethical dilemmas, and social implications of each use through recent publications, news articles and trends. Broadly divided into four domains (multiomics, tumour genomics, pharmacogenomics, and population genomics), and delivered by subject matter experts, this course challenges students to analyze themes across specialties, and to question current and future genomic practices.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Analyze and appraise the utility and impact of genomic testing in multiple clinical sub-specialties.
  2. Evaluate, debate and predict ethical concerns in emerging genomic fields.
  3. Justify moral and medical decision-making in regards to genomics, considering the perspective of multiple stakeholders.
  4. Successfully present complex genomic concepts for a non-professional audience.