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HASC401 Special Topic: Genomic Health and Medicine

Evidence-based overview of genomic medicine in Aotearoa and internationally, exploring key concepts and contemporary ethical, legal, social and cultural considerations associated with its adoption into healthcare.

Be among the first in New Zealand to study the emerging field of Genomics. Are you interested in the fast-moving technology that is genomics, and its application to improving health? Maybe your patients have asked about 23andMe? Or you may have heard about OncotypeDx?

This is an inter-professional paper that will be underpinned by the ethos of "skills for next Monday”. It is offered for the first time in New Zealand from 2019 and is open to anyone wanting to learn more about this technology and its application to healthcare.

It is designed for clinical professionals, health scientists and researchers who want to develop knowledge and skills in the area of genomic medicine as it applies to healthcare.

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  • Senior Lecturer Michelle Thunders talks about epigenetics, genomics and personalised medicine on the Goodfellow Podcast
  • Paper title Special Topic: Genomic Health and Medicine
    Paper code HASC401
    Subject Health Sciences
    EFTS 0.2500
    Points 30 points 30 points
    Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester
    Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,801.50
    International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,869.50

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    Restriction
    HASX 401
    Limited to
    Limited to: MHealSc, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC
    Eligibility

    Clinical experience is not required.

    For course advice please contact sara.filoche@otago.ac.nz or michelle.thunders@otago.ac.nz

    For enrolment advice, please contact us at postgrad.uow@otago.ac.nz

    Contact

    postgrad.uow@otago.ac.nz

    Teaching staff

    Sara Filoche and Michelle Thunders will be leading the paper, with input from nationwide experts in the field.

    Paper Structure

    Through case studies and problem-based learning we will review the use of genomic technology in New Zealand healthcare - including ethical, legal, cultural and social considerations.

    Teaching Arrangements

    Online and workshops

    Textbooks

    To be advised.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised

    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Lifelong learning, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Demonstrate an understanding and apply knowledge of genomics as they relate to healthcare
    • Demonstrate an understanding and apply knowledge of ethical, social, cultural and legal considerations as they relate to genomics relevant to healthcare
    • Critically be able to evaluate, identify and discuss future opportunities and challenges of the use of genomics relevant to healthcare

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    Timetable

    First Semester

    Location
    Wellington
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system
    None

    Second Semester

    Location
    Wellington
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system
    None

    Evidence-based overview of genomic medicine in Aotearoa and internationally, exploring key concepts and contemporary ethical, legal, social and cultural considerations associated with its adoption into healthcare.

    This is an inter-professional paper that will be evidence based, Aotearoa focussed and underpinned by the ethos of "skills for next Monday". It is designed for clinical professionals, health scientists and researchers who want to develop knowledge and skills in the area of genomic medicine as it applies to healthcare.

    Paper title Special Topic: Genomic Health and Medicine
    Paper code HASC401
    Subject Health Sciences
    EFTS 0.2500
    Points 30 points 30 points
    Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester
    Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,857.50
    International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,363.00

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    Restriction
    HASX 401
    Limited to
    MHealSc, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC
    Eligibility

    Clinical experience is not required.


    Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
    Contact

    sara.filoche@otago.ac.nz or michelle.thunders@otago.ac.nz

    Teaching staff

    Sara Filoche and Michelle Thunders will be leading the paper, with input from nationwide experts in the field.

    Paper Structure

    Through case studies and problem-based learning we will review the use of genomic technology in New Zealand healthcare - including ethical, legal, cultural and social considerations.

    Teaching Arrangements

    Online and workshops

    Textbooks

    To be advised.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised

    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Lifelong learning, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

    Learning Outcomes
    • Demonstrate an understanding and apply knowledge of genomics as they relate to healthcare
    • Demonstrate an understanding and apply knowledge of ethical, social, cultural and legal considerations as they relate to genomics relevant to healthcare
    • Critically be able to evaluate, identify and discuss future opportunities and challenges of the use of genomics relevant to healthcare

    ^ Top of page

    Timetable

    First Semester

    Location
    Wellington
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system
    None

    Second Semester

    Location
    Wellington
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system
    None