Interuniversity Certificate in Human Genetics

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  • Intitulé du programme
    Interuniversity Certificate in Human Genetics
  • mnémonique du programme
    FC-429
  • Programme organisé par
    • Centre de Formation Continue en Santé et Sciences de la vie
    • Faculté de Médecine
  • Type de titre
    formation continue
  • Accessible en reprise d'études
    oui
  • Langues d'enseignement
    anglais
  • Durée de la formation
    longue (plus de 15 jours)
  • Campus
    Plaine/Solbosch/Autre campus,
    • Universiteit Gent
      Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25 - 9000 Gent
    • KULeuven
      Oude Markt 13 - 3000 Leuven
    • ULiège
      Place du Vingt Août 7 - 4000 Liège
    • UCLouvain
      Halles universitaires, Place de l’Université 1 - 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
    • UAntwerpen
      Prinsstraat 13 -2000 Antwerpen
    • The IPG ASBL
      Avenue Georges Lemaître 25 – 6041 Charleroi (Gosselies)
  • Catégorie / Thématique
    Santé - Sciences médicales
  • Complément
  • Mots-clés
    Human genetics, Genetics in Medicine, human genome, chromosomal basis of heredity, molecular tools, epigenetics, gene mapping, cytogenetics, pharmacogenetics

Détails

Informations générales

Type de titre

formation continue

Durée de la formation

longue (plus de 15 jours)

Langue(s) d'enseignement

anglais

Campus

Plaine/Solbosch/Autre campus,

  • Universiteit Gent
    Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25 - 9000 Gent
  • KULeuven
    Oude Markt 13 - 3000 Leuven
  • ULiège
    Place du Vingt Août 7 - 4000 Liège
  • UCLouvain
    Halles universitaires, Place de l’Université 1 - 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
  • UAntwerpen
    Prinsstraat 13 -2000 Antwerpen
  • The IPG ASBL
    Avenue Georges Lemaître 25 – 6041 Charleroi (Gosselies)

Catégorie(s) - Thématique(s)

Santé - Sciences médicales

Faculté(s) et université(s) organisatrice(s) Accessible en reprise d'études

oui

Registration cost

200 € 

Registrations are open in each university / human genetics center.
 

CIU

Program Organizing Committee (POC)

Marc ABRAMOWICZ, Bettina BLAUMEISER, Paul COUCKE, Karin DAHAN, Koenraad DEVRIENDT, Christine DUMOULIN, François FUKS, Christian HERENS, Pascale HILBERT, Kathelijn KEYMOLEN, Willy LISSENS, Fransiska MALFAIT, Isabelle MAYSTADT, Hélène-Antoine POIREL, Lionel VAN MALDERGHEM, Joris VERMEESCH, Miikka VIKKULA & Wim Wuyts.

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With the participation of the Institut de Pathologie et de génétique de Gosselies (IPG) & The Belgian Society of Human Genetics (BeSHG).

Présentation

This permanent education in human genetics aims to
  • Cover all aspects of human genetics
    • Clinical genetics
    • Molecular genetics
    • Cytogenetics
    • Biochemical genetics 
  • Bring an up-to-date program embedded within the current practices
  • Deliver a certificate acknowledging a robust knowledge basis in human genetics

En journée

he courses will take place on
  • Friday 11 October 2019: KULeuven
  • Friday 8 November 2019: ULB
  • Friday 6 December 2019: UGent
  • Friday 10 January 2020: IPG
  • Friday 7 February 2020: UCLouvain
  • Friday 6 March 2020: UAntwerpen
  • Friday 24 April 2020: ULiège
  • Friday 8 May 2020: VUB
Examinations on
  • Friday, June 5th 2020 at 9.00 am (first session)
  • Thursday, September 4th 2020 (second session)

Calendrier & inscriptions

Pré-requis

Participants hold
  • A masters/licentiaats / license degree, or MD degree
  • Some knowledge of molecular biology

Public ciblé

The course is aimed at
  • Everyone taking up a responsible function in a genetic center
  • Professionals in industry involved in or with human genetics
  • Pharmaceutical industry involved in human genetics
  • Postdocs / PhD students with interest in human genetics
  • MDs involved in human genetics

Calendrier & inscriptions

Programme

Human genetics is a relatively young medical discipline which originated in the sixties with the demonstration of chromosomal anomalies in constitutional and acquired disorders. The discipline experienced a rapid growth with the development of DNA analytical methods which enabled the identification of several genetic, mainly monogenic, disorders. At present, human genetics experiences another growth spurt due to the development of genome-wide analysis tools, high capacity mutation detection methods leading towards complete human genome sequencing. This evolution leads to an ever increasing relevance within all medical disciplines. The current technologies not only enable to identify inherited Mendelian disorders, but also increase our understanding of complex diseases. Human genetics not only enables diagnosis, but is leading more and more to improved guidance and treatment.

From this ever increasing importance and complexity, the Belgian Society of Human Genetics identified the need for a course which provides a theoretical basis for human genetics at a postdoctoral level. The members of the society represent the eight Belgian human genetics centers as well as scientists and professionals involved in human genetics.

The postgraduate course in human genetics intends to fulfill the need of a growing number of professions in which a full theoretical basis of all aspects of human genetics is useful or required. In the industry, health care, diagnostics as well as in certain areas of research, such knowledge is needed. Within the Belgian genetics centers, the course will provide a uniform and adequate theoretical basis for all those taking up responsibilities in human genetics-related activities.


ORGANISATION
The course outline is based on the book Genetics in Medicine (Thompson & Thompson, Seventh edition). The course chapters will be tought by representatives of the 8 human genetic centers in Belgium, localized at or associated with 8 different universities.

  1. The human genome, chromosomal basis of heredity, molecular tools
  2. Single gene inheritance; epigenetics
  3. Gene mapping; molecular, biochemical and cellular genetics
  4. Cytogenetics; treatment of genetic disease
  5. Developmental genetics; cancer genetics
  6. Complex inheritance
  7. Pharmacogenetics; Birth defects; Immunogenetics
  8. Prenatal and preimplantation diagnosis; genetic counseling
  9. Personal work on a comprehensive topic > additional work in Human Genetics (2 ECTS) = MANDATORY


EVALUATION AND CERTIFICATE
To obtain the certificate in human genetics the candidate will take an examination at the end of the course program. This written test will cover the different topics presented during the course. It will consist of 30-60 questions with multiple choices, no negative mark, but a correction for random errors (correct for 4/20 if randomly answering the 5 proposals of each question). Students obtaining 10/20 or more will pass. The jury is composed of the Program Organizing Committee (POC) which includes eight members, representing each Belgian Center of Human Genetics. The certificate will be approved by the BeSHG and will be delivered by the University at which the student registered.


CREDIT POINTS (ECTS)
The course entails 60 contact hours + exercises in human genetics. The total course sums up to 10 ECTS (credit points)