This genomics master’s program is designed to provide a comprehensive examination of the principles and applications of genetics and genomics. Throughout this program, learners will examine principles of genetics followed by human disease and clinical applications. They will cover the essential competencies in genetic and genomic education in the health sciences for use in multiple disciplines to include pharmacy, medicine, nursing, social work, ethics, legal, and computer science. Additionally, broader genomic content with evolutionary analyses and population and public health are addressed, as well as statistics and computational algorithms used to collect and analyze genomic data in research, industry, and healthcare.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Describe the foundational concepts of genetics and genomics.
- Demonstrate an understanding of genetics and genomics in the era of precision medicine.
- Critically analyze, translate, and apply genetics and genomics in education, research, and practice.
- Demonstrate an understanding of epigenetics and pharmacogenomics.
- Discuss the social, ethical, and legal issues associated with genetics and genomics.
- Evaluate human genomic variation and its relationship to health and disease.
- Discuss genomic applications in healthcare, industry, and research.
- Research careers and/or doctoral study in genetics and genomics.