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NURS 317 [WI] Genetics for Healthcare Professionals 3.0 Credits

This course will explore genetic concepts and principles as they pertain to human variation in health and disease. Theoretical research and literature on selected disorders including immunity and cancer will be reviewed and discussed with emphasis on clinical application. Multidisciplinary approaches to intervention will be discussed from a nursing perspective. Political, social and ethical issues raised by recent advances such as genetic engineering, gene therapy, reproductive technology and the Human Genome Project will be analyzed. Clinical application of moral, ethical and legal issues will be integrated throughout the course.

College/Department: College of Nursing Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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