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The Web-Based Genetics Institute (WBGI) is hosted by Cincinnati Children’s. The WBGI is taught using an asynchronous collaborative learning format. Blackboard allows students and faculty to access assignments, participate in group discussions and communicate with the instructor. The WBGI spans 18 weeks and is divided into three modules. Participants should plan to spend a minimum of 10 hours each week to complete assignments, which will involve readings, independent learning activities and online group discussions.
Sessions will run:
Nurses interested in learning about human genetics and applying their knowledge in clinical, education or research endeavors are encouraged to register. Registration is limited to 20 registrants.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (OH-046, 9/1/2018) is an approved provider of continuing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Nursing contact hours for this program will be awarded for those who complete the entire course and course evaluation between 7/1/15 and 7/1/17.
The presenters have declared no conflict of interest related to this program. There is no commercial support or sponsorship for this program.
Carol Hetteberg, MSN, RNWBGI Primary instructor / facilitator Education Specialist, Division of Human Genetics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, Ohio
Carol has taught/facilitated the WBGI and Applying Genomics to Nursing Practice online courses since their inception in 2002 and 2008, respectively. She has experience with online course development and testing, and was a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing for eight years. She has been involved in teaching genetics in clinical and didactic nursing courses for more than 15 years.
Robert J. Hopkin, MDWBGI Module 2 instructor / facilitator: Director of Genetics Residency Programs, Division of Human Genetics Associate Professor Clinical Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, Ohio
Rob has taught/facilitated the WBGI Module 2, “Overview of Clinical Genetics” since 2002. He has been involved in teaching medical students, residents, genetic counseling graduate students and nursing students about genetics for more than 15 years. He has been the director of the genetics residency programs at Cincinnati Children’s since 2006 and is a member of the Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics (APHMG) and the Residency Program Directors Group (affiliated with APHMG).
Orientation to Blackboard & Introduction to Instructor and Participants
Weeks 1 – 7, Module 1 - Basic Human & Molecular Genetics
Introduction to the Human Genome Project
Patterns of Inheritance
Influences on Gene Expression
DNA Replication, Transcription, Translation
Genetic Basis of Cancer
Introduction to Genetic Variation
Week 8 - BREAK
Weeks 9 – 13, Module 2, Overview of Clinical Genetics
History Taking and Dysmorphology
Constructing and Interpreting Pedigrees
Genetic Testing, Part 1
Genetic Testing, Part 2
Weeks 14 – 18, Module 3, Genetic Nursing Today
Resources for Patients and Families
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications
Ethnic, Racial and Cultural Considerations for Providing Genetic Services
Nursing Roles in Genetic Health Care
Applying Genetics in Nursing Practice, Education or Research
Cincinnati Children’s will award a total of 133.1 contact hours to nurses upon the successful completion of all required WBGI learning assignments and evaluations. If nurses are unable to complete the entire WBGI, contact hours will be awarded to those who participate in an entire module and complete the module evaluation.
The contact hours will be awarded as follows:
Content & Learning Experience:
WBGI participants must purchase two textbooks:
Clinical Genetics in Nursing Practice, 3rd Edition Felissa R. Lashley, RN, PhD, FAANPub Date: 04/2005 ISBN: 082612366X Published by Springer Publishing
Human Heredity: Principles and Issues, 11th Edition Michael Cummings Date Published: 2015 ISBN10: 1-305-25105-9ISBN13: 978-1-305-25105-2Published by CengageThere are e-versions of these texts and you can rent them online.
If you must withdraw from the WBGI, you may receive a refund depending on the number of class weeks that have passed:
(Please note: depending on availability, participants who do not receive a refund may resume the WBGI during the next session at the beginning of the uncompleted module(s) at no additional cost.)
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