Genetics 101

Genetics 101 is a 2-week, 4 credit-hour self-paced online course on fundamental concepts in human genetics. With increasing popularity of direct-to-consumer genetic testing and the importance of genetics in all kinds of research endeavors, understanding the language of genetics and its implications on human life is becoming more and more important. In this course you will learn: what genetics is and its applications in human life, the details behind the central dogma of molecular biology, including DNA, transcription, and translation, and the general anatomy of a gene.

Objectives
  • Develop an introductory understanding of key terms, concepts, and applications of human genetics
  • Identify and describe the parts of the “central dogma of molecular biology” (i.e. DNA, transcription (i.e. mRNA), and translation (i.e. protein)
  • Explain the anatomy of a gene
Class Length

2 Weeks

Region: Region 5

The goal of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individuals' access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

The University of Washington Health Sciences Library serves as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for Region 5, which provides programs, services, and dedicated support for NNLM Members in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States in the Pacific.

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Continuing Education

This class offers 4 MLA CE credits.

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