Basic Concepts of Genetics and Genomics

Online course in genetics/genomics that comprehensively covers the topics outlined in “Basic Concepts and Potential Applications of Genetics and Genomics for Cardiovascular and Stroke Clinicians: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association.” Providers will watch 16 modules, ~4 hours total in duration, and complete multiple-choice, self-assessment questions linked to the modules to ensure an understanding of the material. After completion of the online course, providers will be “literate” with respect to genetics/genomics issues that are likely to be important for clinical practice in the next 5 years (as outlined in the aforementioned Scientific State).


Type Course
CME Available Yes
Topic
Cost Free (members), $45 (non-members)
Note

For Genetic Counselor: Primarily a basic review of molecular biology and genomic testing, framed in the context of the American Heart Association's "Basic Concepts and Potential Applications of Genetics and Genomics for Cardiovascular and Stroke Clinicians: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association.” .Most beneficial for genetic counseling students early in their training. The fee for nonmembers is $45.


For Pharmacist: The course includes 9 minutes of specific information about pharmacogenomics.


Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Pharmacist

  • Basic Genetic Concepts
    • B1:   To demonstrate an understanding of the basic genetic/genomic concepts and nomenclature
    • B3:   To identify drug and disease associated genetic variations that facilitate development of prevention, diagnostic and treatment strategies and appreciate there are differences in testing methodologies and are aware of the need to explore these differences these differences in drug literature evaluation
    • B4:   To use family history (minimum of three generations) in assessing predisposition to disease and selection of drug treatment
  • Genetics and Disease
    • G3:   To appreciate that pharmacogenomic testing may also reveal certain genetic disease predispositions (e.g. the Apo E4 polymorphism)
  • Pharmacogenetics/Pharmacogenomics
    • P1:   To demonstrate an understanding of how genetic variation in a large number of proteins, including drug transporters, drug metabolizing enzymes, direct protein targets of drugs, and other proteins (e.g. signal transduction proteins) influence pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics related to pharmacologic effect and drug response

Physician Assistant

  • Patient Care
    • 4:   Incorporate genetic tests into patient management
    • 5:   Discuss the range of genetic and genomic-based approaches to the treatment of disease.
  • Medical Knowledge For Practice
    • 1:   Describe the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying human inheritance.
    • 2:   Define the role of genetic variation in health and disease

Genetic Counselor

  • Genetics Expertise and Analysis
    • 1:   Demonstrate and utilize a depth and breadth of understanding and knowledge of genetics and genomics core concepts and principles.