VCU Medical Center

Department of Human and Molecular Genetics

Curriculum

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Genetics curriculum will prepare students to have a solid understanding of inheritance and the basis of inheritance as it applies to human and clinical genetics. The curriculum will also supply the students an understanding of modern diagnostic methodologies as well as an understanding of the roles of genetic professionals in the clinic.

Program Requirements

Number of Credit Hours: 16 credit hours

Courses

BIOS 543 Graduate Research Methods I (3)

HGEN 501 Introduction to Human Genetics (3)

HGEN 502 Advanced Human Genetics (3)

HGEN 606 Introduction to Clinical Genetics (1)

HGEN 609/PATH 609 Clinical Genomics (new course in process) (2)

Elective 1 (2-3)

Elective 2 (2-3)

Recommended Electives*

ALHP 708 Ethics and Health Care (3)

ANAT 612 Human Embryology (2)

BIOC 503 Biochemistry (5)

BIOS 544 Graduate Research Methods II (3)

CCTR 640 Team Science: Theories and Practice (2)

ECSE 500 Lang/Comm Intervention Child Dis (3)

ECSE 541 Infants & Young Child Special Needs (3)

ECSE 542 Family/Professional Partnerships (2)

EPID 645 Public Health Genomics (3)

GRAD 615 Careers in Biomedical Sciences (1)

HADM 611 Health Care Law and Bioethics (3)

HADM 615 Health Care Politics and Policy (3)

HADM 646 Hlth Care Org and Leadership (3)

HADM 681 Clinical Concepts & Relationships (2)

HCPR 601 Introduction to Health Care Policy (3)

HGEN 527 Medical Genetics I (3) (Permission of Program Director)

HGEN 528 Medical Genetics II (3) (Permission of Program Director)

HGEN 603 Mathematical and Statistical Gen (3)

HGEN 605 Experimental Methods in Hum Gen (1-3)

HGEN 610 Current Literature in HMG (1)

HGEN 611 Data Science I (3)

HGEN 612 Data Science II (3)

HGEN 614 Pathogenesis in Human Gen Disease (3)

HGEN 620 Principles of Human Behavioral Gen (3)

HGEN 631 Advanced Dental Genetics (1)

IDDS 600 Interdis Studies in Dev Disabilities (3)

NURS 772 Qualitative Research (3)

PATC 635 Clinical Ethics (2-3)

PHIL 602 Biomedical Ethics (3)

PSYCH 603 Developmental Processes (3)

PSYCH 619 Learning and Cognition (3)

PSYCH 620 Design and Analysis of Psych Res (3)

PSYCH 629 Biological Basis of Behavior (3)

PSYCH 630 Social Psychology (3)

PSYCH 660 Health Psychology (3)

SBHD 611 Health Literacy (3)

*Other electives can be substituted but must be approved by the Program Director

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