NURS 3330 – Health Care Genetics at Clemson University is an undergraduate course that provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and applications of genetics in the context of healthcare. This course covers a wide range of topics, including:
- Fundamentals of Genetics: Students will explore the basic principles of genetics, including DNA structure, gene expression, and inheritance patterns.
- Genetic Testing and Counseling: The course delves into the various types of genetic tests available in healthcare, their applications, and the ethical considerations surrounding genetic counseling.
- Genetic Variations and Disease: Students will learn how genetic variations can contribute to the development of diseases and conditions, and the role of genetics in personalized medicine.
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- Pharmacogenomics: This module explores how genetics influences individual responses to medications and how pharmacogenomics can be used to optimize drug therapy.
- Genetic Research in Healthcare: The course covers the application of genetic research in healthcare, including the study of genetic markers, gene therapy, and the development of new treatments and interventions.
- Ethical and Legal Issues: Students will gain insights into the ethical and legal aspects of genetic testing and research, including privacy concerns, informed consent, and regulatory frameworks.
NURS 3330 is designed for students pursuing careers in nursing, healthcare, and related fields. It equips students with the knowledge and skills to understand and apply genetics in healthcare settings, enabling them to make informed decisions and provide quality care to patients. This course is valuable not only for students specializing in genetics but also for those interested in the broader field of healthcare and its evolving genetic component.