Medical Genetics Courses in India
Organized by: Department of Medical Genetics Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebareli Road, Lucknow 226 014
About the course
The Department of Medical Genetics has been organizing short courses in Genetics for clinicians. This course provides an introduction to genetics and aims at training pediatricians, obstetricians and other clinicians in basic aspects of clinical genetics. In this 2-week course, principles of basic genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics, genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis will be covered. Along with lectures, demonstrations (lab and clinical) and interactive sessions will be held to clarify the principles of medical genetics. The course is aimed at training clinicians in counseling for common genetic problems and to identify clinical situations requiring genetic evaluations. It also covers the indications and interpretation of various genetic tests. It will also provide the participants an opportunity to enter the fascinating new world of molecular genetics, which is becoming an important part of all branches of medicine in the 21st century. Eligibility The course is for medical specialists. Doctors with postgraduate degree (MD, MS), and postgraduate students in any clinical specialty are eligible.