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Spring 2019
Jul 10, 2020
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PPOL 661 - Genomics, Precision Med & PPOL
This 3-credit seminar explores the social and policy implications of cutting-edge issues and controversies related to genomics and precision medicine. These topics include: noninvasive prenatal testing, gene editing, expanded newborn screening, population testing for hereditary cancers and other conditions, direct-to-consumer testing, pharmacogenomics, genetic discrimination, and privacy. Scientific and medical background will be provided. Guest panelists will join the class at the end of the semester to provide patient, consumer, and professional perspectives on the semester’s topics. Students will provide oral and written argumentation, including the development of policy briefs. .

In this class, you will: 
•	Determine whether and how genomic medicine can be used to deliver precision medicine, including potential limitations and risks
•	Identify, critically analyze, and respond to key policy issues related to the delivery of genomic medicine 
•	Consider whether and how advances in genomic medicine are accessible to and improve health care to individuals, families, and populations
•	Develop and present scholarly analyses and arguments orally and in writing, and provide critical feedback to your peers 
•	Reflect upon how your attitudes and perceptions of genomic medicine and technology affect you as a consumer and professional 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Public Policy Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate

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