OBGY6600: Specialised Module - Genetic Counselling

Master of Medical Sciences (MMedSci)

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, LKS Faculty of Medicine

Information Session [pdf]

Pamphlet of OBGY6600 [pdf]

Module 5: Public Health Genomics (20 hrs)

Coordinator: Dr Dennis Ip (School of Public Health)


This module focuses on the public health implications of advances in genetic and molecular science for preventing diseases and improving the health of the population. This module will be centered on an understanding how genetic and environmental factors work together in determining susceptibility to common diseases in individuals and populations. It will also include an understanding of basic public health principles and the implications of genetic knowledge and developments for public health service provision, and the ethical, legal, cultural and policy issues involved in applying genomics to public health.