Jan 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin
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NUR 132 - Human Genetics and Precision Medicine

Semester Hours: 2

This course will provide an understanding of the genetic principles and concepts such as screening, assessments, treatments, and counseling as well as the advancement of laboratory technology to determine genetic risk that has come to mainstream healthcare. Content will include discoveries in molecular genetics, advancements in determining genetic risk for families through an algorithmic exploration of illness prediction will be explored, including information about the mechanisms producing adult-onset and pediatric genetic conditions, methods of prevention, early pharmacogenetics intervention, and possible treatment modalities. Bio-ethical principles and implications will be integrated throughout the course. In addition, the framework of “precision medicine” will be used rather than a traditional genetics approach in which strategies are developed for a group or cohort of patients with a common clinical presentation, to present tailored approaches to predict diagnosis, treatment, and prevention strategies for an individual based on his or her genes and genetic modifications of these genes. 

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
Prerequisite: NUR 109 

Co-requisite​​​​​​​: NUR 130 and NUR 131 

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