Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research 2010
Community genetics module - Part 1
- Introduction to the module of community genetics - Hanan Hamamy (presentation with audio)
- Introduction to basic human genetics - Hanan Hamamy
- Unifactorial or single gene disorders - Hanan Hamamy
- Medical family history: tools for your practice - National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics, National Society of Genetic Counselors
- Basic human genetics: reproductive health and chromosome abnormalities - Hanan Hamamy
- Cytogenetics, chromosomal genetics - Sophie Dahoun
- Multifactorial or polygenic inheritance - Hanan Hamamy
Evaluation for the first week will be through a set of questions that will be sent to participants on the 8th of October , which should be completed and the answers sent back on the 10th of October.
Participants could access OMIM on http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/omim.
Write their option in the search window, for example : sickle cell anemia, choose the first option ‘603903. SICKLE CELL ANEMIA’ a description of the condition will show. Sometimes a summary of the condition can be seen when clicking on ‘clinical synopsis’.
- Another reference to conditions can be accessed through geneclinics at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/GeneTests/review?db=genetests and a review of a disease for example ‘achondroplasia’ can be searched for by writing the name of the disease in the relevant search box, then click ‘reviews’.
- The same site has an illustrated glossary to search for a specific term accessed at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=gene&part=glossary.
- A summary of the material for first week can be read in the first part of chapter 3 in the WHO document ‘Medical genetic services in developing countries: The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of genetic testing and screening’.
- More extensive reading can be accessed in chapter 1-3 at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=hmg.