UCSF has various outreach programs that offer training to non-UCSF students in the area of genomic medicine. Opportunities include a Mini-Medical School and two free online courses through Coursera.
The Ethical and Social Challenges of Genomic and Precision Medicine course is a seven week, inter-disciplinary course which provides an introduction to ethical, legal, social, and policy issues that arise in the translation of genomic knowledge into medical and public health practice. This course is offered twice a year on Coursera, beginning Fall 2014.
The Osher Mini-Medical School for the Public is designed to provide members of the community the opportunity to see and hear what goes on every day in UCSF’s classrooms and research labs with lectures from the same faculty who are on the front lines, teaching students in the health professions. Archived lectures from prior years can be accessed for free, including a two part series on Genes, Genomes and Human Disease.
Created by Robert Nussbaum and Jeanette McCarthy
Our course aims to provide participants with some baseline knowledge of genomics, an overview of the clinical applications of genomic medicine, the skills to evaluate the clinical validity and utility of new tests, and an appreciation of the associated ethical and social issues inherent in this field.
This 7-week massively open online course (MOOC) is aimed at educating practicing health care providers in genomic medicine. This free course is offered twice a year through Coursera and provides CME credit for those who complete the course.