This unit caters for practitioners, policy and decision-makers, students and researchers in public health, public policy, journalism, law, epidemiology, medicine, science, industry, ethics, philosophy, communication and advocacy. It gives a basic introduction to genetics and genetic epidemiology and covers issues like genetic determinants of disease, genetic testing and screening, psychosocial, legal and ethical aspects of genetics and genetic testing, genetic education and genetics and public policy.
1 x 3 day workshop. there is also substantial pre-reading before the course (distributed to students 3-4 weeks before the course starts) and an online component with pre-recorded lectures (usually about 4 x 50-min lectures).
3 x online quiz of 30 multiple-choice questions in total (15%), small-group assignment of 1, 500 words (25%), in-class group debate (10%), individual assignment of 2000 words (8 questions x 250 words/question, each requiring a targeted answer) (45%), peer-assessed teamwork (5%)
Basic epidemiology. No previous knowledge of genetics is required.
Epidemiology Methods and Uses (PUBH5010)