Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research 2012
Community genetics module - Principles of human genetics
- Introduction to the module of community genetics - Hanan Hamamy (presentation with audio)
- Introduction to the module of community genetics - Hanan Hamamy (PDF)
- 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
- Examples of pedigrees - Hanan Hamamy
Evaluation will be through a set of questions that will be sent to participants on the 20th of October, which should be completed and the answers sent back on the 24th 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.