DNA, Genetics, and Genomics: Understanding their Importance in Health and Cancer

self-paced, online.

Genetic disorders, including cancer, affect all of us in one way or another, whether directly or indirectly. That’s why it’s important to understand how they develop, how they are diagnosed, and the treatments available.

Investigate the link between genetics and health

The first course in this ExpertTrack will explore the science behind our genetics and health, and how this empowers those with genetic disorders to make more informed health choices.

You’ll discover the molecular basis of selected inherited conditions and how to draw and analyse a pedigree and calculate genetic risk.

Discover how genomic medicine is changing the way we treat medical disorders

In the second course, you’ll use the latest genomics research to discover how genomic technologies are changing our understanding and treatment of medical conditions.

You’ll examine the composition, structure, and 3D organisation of the human genome, including the various ways in which genetic variants can disturb its function and cause disease.

Explore the developing methods for detection and treatment of cancer

In the final course of this ExpertTrack, you’ll discover how genetics is revolutionising the detection and treatment of cancer.

This course will examine three key questions about cancer diagnosis and treatment:

  • Where have we come from?
  • Where are we now?
  • And where are we going?

You’ll study the biological basis of cancer, influences on causation, how it is detected and treated, and the development of new treatment strategies.

General Information

Date: self-paced

Location: online

For more information and detailed program visit the website.


Published in GI-Mail 09/2022 (English edition).

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