In the two decades of the genomic era we have made exceptionally fast progress in genetic science but not in addressing its legal and ethical implications. We have now come to a point where knowledge in this area is important for all people, and essential for healthcare, policy and justice stakeholders.
This course will be taught via distance learning in Spring and Summer 2020, and we are pleased to offer participants a 20% discount for sessions starting in April and May 2020. Please email us at the email below to request a discount code.
Understand Genetics and Law
Genetics findings now affect all people. People will need to know how their genetic data can be used, and understanding the implications of sequencing their own genome, or that of their children. Judges and lawyers will need to understand what findings on people’s behaviour and traits entail for liability, and medical professionals will need to know how to advise patients on the results of their genetic test.
This course is developed and taught by multi-disciplinary experts with training in law, genetics and psychology. It covers the unique features of sequenced genetic data, explains the relevance of certain key genetic findings to justice, and considers their legal and ethical implications. You will also learn who is affected by these finding, and how. By assessing genetic findings, the laws in place, and their effectiveness in practice, the course considers what steps individuals and societies can take to prevent misuses of genetic data.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone interested in learning about key genetic findings in relation to people's rights, what rights can be affected and how, the legal protections in place, and what can be done to strengthen protection. The knowledge covered in this course is essential to justice stakeholders such as judiciary and policymakers.
We are committed to providing reasonable teaching adjustments for students with disabilities that may impact on their learning experience. If you require adjustments, please complete the relevant section on the booking form and also contact us at shortcourses (@gold.ac.uk) so we can respond to your requests as soon as possible.
Please note that our short courses sell-out quickly, so early booking is advisable.
- 10% when a participant enrolls for more than one of our courses (at the same time)
- 20% UK students
- 25%Members of the UK Law and Society Association (UKLSA)
- If five people register from the same institution for the same intake, the fifth place is free
- Goldsmiths students, staff and alumni - email us for current discounts
As a University, we are able to offer our courses at minimum prices, and free of VAT - to make knowledge available to as wide audience as possible.
Refund policy: See AIR main page
Starting date, Saturday 9 May 2020
10am-5pm | 1 day
Starting date, Saturday 8 Aug 2020
10-5pm | 1 day
If you have any questions about this course please contact air (@gold.ac.uk) or call +44 (0)20 7078 5468.
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