While the advances in genomics promise to usher in a new era in medical practice and create a major paradigm shift in patient care, the social impact of genomic medicine will be equally significant. The information and potential use of genomic discoveries are no longer issues left for scientists and medical professionals to handle, but have become ones for the public at large. Rarely a day passes without a genomics-related story reported in the media. By the end of this course, students will be able to better understand the field of genomics; be familiar with various online databases and resources; and understand and appreciate the medical, social, ethical, and legal issues associated with the availability of personal genomic information.
Given the diversity of the topics and the specific expertise required to cover each, this is a unique cross-disciplinary course where faculty from different disciplines including genetics, computational sciences, bioinformatics, genetic counselling, bioethics, law, and business will participate in lecturing.
The demo classes:
This demonstration is specifically designed for new students to explore and to learn how to take an edX course. Inside the demo course candidate will find three example weeks and lessons, containing the sorts of interactive tools found in many courses, including: videos, readings, interactive questions, laboratories, a molecule editor, an electronic circuit simulator, an interactive periodic table, a protein builder and a molecule structure tool. The candidate will learn about the many ways to answer questions, with hints and grading techniques explained. edX will even keep track of candidate's 'work' in the demo and show the candidate how he can score well in his own progress report.
Course starts: 4th March, 2014
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