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GEHM704 Genomic medicine - case based learning

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Looking at genomic medicine using a clinical scenario approach

This paper builds on topics covered in GEHM 702 and takes a case-based approach to explore the evolving role of genomics in medicine. There is a focus on understanding genetic/genomic testing and screening approaches, and constructing and interpreting a genetic family history.

Paper title Genomic medicine - case based learning
Paper code GEHM704
Subject Genomic medicine
EFTS 0.2500
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2022 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,938.00
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This is a postgraduate (level 8) paper.

Clinical experience is not required.


Teaching staff

Dr Michelle Thunders


No compulsory textbooks.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  • Develop an understanding of data and tools available for genomic data analysis, including an understanding of the advantages and limitations of current methods, and how this is utilized in precision medicine, diagnostics and risk calculations
  • Gather advanced knowledge in genomic medicine and clinical genetics, and acquire new skills to perform basic analyses focusing on the health and clinical environment
  • Be able to understand and communicate genomic medicine and clinical genetics approaches, and methods with a heterogeneous audience (e.g. clinicians and patients as well as with computer scientists and health informaticians)

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Not offered in 2022

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system