COMPLETE CANINE GENETICS
Purpose: The purpose and goal of this course is to give a foundation in basic genetics, genetic principles and clinical genetics to dog people and teach them to apply this information to a practical understanding of the occurrence of disease in dogs and man. With this practical understanding people can hopefully then be taught how to use this information and these principles to manage and minimize the occurrence of genetic diseases.
This introduction to canine genetics course starts with basic genetics and builds on this information and these concepts. Basic genetic principles are covered in order to apply them to more complicated topics and an application of genetic in a practical way to understanding the occurrence of disease in a family, breed or group and to understanding various types for health and genetic tests available and the application of these in attempting to breed healthier dogs and achieve breeding goals.
NOTE: This course is more than likely the most COMPLETE genetics course available anywhere. Very few people are TRUE geneticists, Martine Huslig is. She is also a true expert in Canine Genetics. HUNDREDS of hours went into the preparation of this course.
Instructor: Martine Huslig, MS, BCGC is a Genetic Counselor Board Certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling in 1996, taking the same general Genetics exam as MDs and PhDs in the field (click on her name to learn more).
What is a Board Certified Genetic Counselor? Find out here: What is a Genetic Counselor?
Course Length: This course is 10 sessions plus a final exam. Course must be completed within 16 weeks of registration.
All sessions, quizzes and the final are available on demand.
Prerequisites: An open mind and a willingness to learn
Text: Handouts will be provided in the course material.
Text Book: (optional, but highly suggested) Thompson & Thompson: Genetics in Medicine, Seventh Edition Robert L .Nussbaum, MD, Roderick R. McInnes, MD, PhD, FRS(C), Huntington F. Willard, PhD
- Basic genetic principles related to chromosomes, DNA, genes
- Reproductive and non-reproductive cell division and the “statistics” of reproductive outcomes/possibilities
- Genetic principles behind the production of protein
- The interactions of genes to create complex individuals
- The nature of genetic change/mutation and how it can result in disease
- Causes of “in born” disease/genetic disease
- The meaning of important terms used in genetics and how to apply related concepts correctly
- The principles behind constructing a genetic pedigree
- Genetic inheritance patterns
- Rules of pedigree analysis
- How to analyze a genetic pedigree and interpret it to determine the possible inheritance of an issue in that pedigree
- An overview of population genetic principles as they apply to breeding principles
- Molecular genetic testing and understanding important terms and concepts
- Canine health and genetic testing
- Application of all principles to answer genetic questions and critically analyze the occurrence of health issues in an attempt to minimize genetic health risks
IAABC – 20 CEUs
CCPDT – 21 CEUs
NADOI – 20 CEUs
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