Who Should View This Training
The course is designed to be accessible to a broad audience of practitioners across all sectors of the public health and related workforce including public health nurses, health educators, and others.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Recognize current genetics advances and technologies
Relate how current genetics advances and technologies will influence public health practice
Recognize how the interactions between genes and environment impact both disease development and disease prevention
Contribute to discussions on the planning, development, and implementation of genomics policy
Identify ethical, legal, and social issues arising from genetic information, advances, and testing
Contribute to the evaluation of current and future genomics programs
Recognize the relevance of genomics to public health
Continuing Education Credit
5.5 Nursing Contact Hours
5.5 CHES Category I CECH
Certificate of Completion
The Office of Public Health Practice at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Nursing contact hours for this activity will expire on December 31, 2018.
The Office of Public Health Practice at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, MI0094, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. through December 31, 2016.
Planning Committee: Sharon L.R. Kardia, PhD; Toby Citrin, JD; Pam Clouser McCann; Julie McCallum, RN, MPH; Amy Sarigiannis, MPH; Angela Trepanier, MS, CGC; Phoebe Goldberg, MPH, CHES.
Conflict of Interest: All instructors have reported no conflicts of interest related to this activity. All activity planners have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Requirements For Successful Completion
Continuing education credit and completion certificates are available to those who successfully complete the course. The course was originally developed in 2004. While much of the foundational information remains relevant, there have been advances in the field since that time. For that reason, Weeks 3 and 6 are not offered for continuing education credit, but participants are encouraged to view the material in the video and especially in the 2015 Updates Companion Guide.
The 2015 Updates Companion Guide was developed by Angela Trepanier, MS, CGC. Ms. Trepanier is the Director of the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program and Assistant Professor (Clinical) at the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Wayne State University School of Medicine.
In order to receive continuing education credit or a certificate of completion, participants must:
Be registered for the training
Sign in to view the training
Complete the post evaluation
Pass the post-quiz (75%+)
This course was originally co-sponsored by the Center for Public Health and Community Genomics. This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative (total award amount $825,634) and grant number UB6HP20200. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
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Six weeks to Genomic Awareness
Written by Olivia Matshabane September 20, 2016
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This self-paced course builds a foundation for understanding genomic advances and identifying the relevance of genomics to public health. This course is presented online and structured in six (6) units. The course units focus on:
Introduction to Genomics
Genes in Populations
Ethical, Legal and Social Issues
An Overview of State and National Resources
The course provides video presentations and accompanying instructor slides for each topic. Each unit is matched with a short quiz and additional resources to provide more information on the topic. Transcripts of the lectures, including PowerPoint slides, are also available to registered users.