Student Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the Healthcare Genetics PSM Program, students will be able to:

  1.   Apply knowledge of basic patterns of biological inheritance and variation to understanding the etiology genetic diseases and health conditions.

  2. Identify interactions among genes, environmental factors, and behaviors, and their roles in health and disease.

  3. Apply knowledge of genetic principles and genomic technologies to improve quality of health-care through the diagnosis, screening, intervention or prevention of disease and the maintenance of health.

  4. Delineate how health-related genetic information can have important social and psychological implications for individuals and families.

  5. Identify resources available to assist those seeking genetic information or services.

  6. Discuss interdisciplinary issues related to the impact of genomics on health care.

  7. Demonstrate good basic laboratory skills.

  8. Locate and use appropriate search engines to retrieve primary literature in health-care genetics.

  9. Effectively communicate with colleagues and stakeholders.

  10. Critically appraise current literature.

  11. Demonstrate professionalism, respect, compassion and integrity.

  12. Interact with colleagues and health professionals in a respectful manner.