Available Until 10/31/2028

We're Way Past Peas: Uses of Genetic Information to Understand Human Health and Guide Health Care Decision Making*

For more information or to schedule this course, contact: Carolyn Martin, martinc4@uw.edu.

Both the online and face-to-face classes are designed to increase the genetic literacy of librarians so they can contribute to the genetic literacy of consumers and clinicians they support through discussions of genetic topics and resources for health and education.

Site URLhttps://nnlm.gov/classes/geneticinformation

Learning Objectives

Attendees will:

  1. Learn some ways that genetic information is used in healthcare

  2. Become familiar with NCBI genomic medicine resources

  3. Practice finding information to address genetic questions

  4. Become aware of consumer concerns regarding genomic medicine as well as quality resources consumers can utilize


In person agenda:

(15 minutes) Introductions and objectives

(20 minutes) Brief overview principles of genetics.  Presentation includes short video.

(45 minutes) Uses of genetic information in health care; genetic testing.  (Presentation.)

(15 minutes) Break

(25 minutes) Genetic information resources.  Live demonstration of MedGen

(30 minutes) Hands-on exercises using MedGen.  Class discussion.

(15 minutes) Break

(40 minutes) Consumer side of genetic medicine.  Includes short video and class discussions.

(25 minutes) Live demonstration of Genetics Home Reference and hands-on exercises.

(10 minutes) "Show what you know" - group quiz 


Online Moodle agenda:

Topic 1: Principles of Genetics
Topic 2: Uses of Genetics in Healthcare
Topic 3: Webinar
Topic 4: Consumer Information

Facility Requirements  
Computers, Internet access, data projector, speakers, classroom seating

MLA CE Credits: 3 or 4