Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research 2012
Module coordinator: Hanan Hamamy
The objective of the module is the training and education of health care workers in developing countries on public health approaches for the community care and prevention of congenital disorders and on the basic principles and application of genetic counseling at the primary health care level with emphasis on the importance of informed reproductive choices, with the aim of reducing the burden of congenital disorders on individuals, families and the community. The module would also include basic knowledge on research methodologies to highlight the importance of collecting and analysing data that establishes a baseline situation analysis of the frequencies and types of congenital disorders in the country, the problems encountered and solutions proposed.
Community genetic services intend to provide individuals and couples with the scientific information whereby they can maximize the chances to have healthy progeny. Community genetic services are best integrated within the community reproductive health services, preferably at the primary health care level in developing countries so as to reach all those in need with equity and efficiency.
The proposed module intends to place more emphasis on research in community genetic services and reproductive genetics at the primary and secondary health care levels.
Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:
Basic content of the module
Principles of human genetics (October 15-24)
Principles of genetic counseling (October 25 - November 4)
Prevention strategies and research (November 5-23)
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