Sep 24, 2020  
Catalog/Bulletin 2015-2016 
Catalog/Bulletin 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[3 Credits]
Clinical Genetics is a lecture based course designed to provide the entry level physician assistant student with a basic understanding of medical genetics so that they can begin the process of developing into a knowledgable, competent, healthcare practitioner. The course will review basic moleecular terminology and inheritance patterns. The student will recieve instruction in various diagnostic techniques associated with medical genetics. Development and teratogenesis will also be covered. The remainder of the course will be focused on the identification of select clinical genetic topics, their clinical presentations, treatment options and any ethical issues associated with the manifestation or treatment of the disorder. Included will be instruction pertaining to the ethical, legal and social issues of select genetic disorders.