Continuing Education

Genomics in Your Practice

Genomics in Your Practice is HudsonAlpha’s continuing education series for local physicians and other healthcare providers to learn more about genomics and its increasing relevance to clinical practice. Intersections between genomics and medicine will be highlighted across multiple specialties using real­-world case scenarios to frame discussion. Genomics in Your Practice is a critical element of HudsonAlpha’s mission to create a genetically-literate society and to train the future biotech workforce because it is providing training for people who will be using genetics in their practice but also educating physicians who in turn will be educating patients.

Participants in the GYP foundational course learn how to assess case­-based scenarios involving a spectrum of clinical genomics; understand applications for diagnostic, treatment, ethical, legal and social implications; apply genetic terminology and basic concepts in the clinical care setting; create a network of healthcare providers interested and engaged in genomics-­driven medicine; and integrate existing genomics resources relevant to clinical practice.

Genomics in Your Practice is a continuing education course accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, therefore healthcare providers who take the course are able to receive continuing education credits. In addition to repeat offerings of the introductory course, future courses, offered quarterly, will delve deeper into genomics in specialty areas.

UAH Nursing School

HudsonAlpha partners with many academic institutions including the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The UAH College of Nursing is dedicated to providing excellence in teaching, practice, scholarship and service. Teachers have a responsibility to educate students as well as to provide continuing education and engage in scholarly activities that will develop and extend the discipline of nursing. In doing so, nursing students take advantage of the many educational experiences available to them at HudsonAlpha.