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Starting date, Tuesday 20 Apr 2021
6-8.30pm | 2 evenings

Course overview

Learn about genetic advances and how they affect individuals and society. This one-day course is taught by leading experts in genetics, psychology, law and ethics - members of The Accessible Genetics Consortium.

The course is available in four formats:

  • Campus
  • Clients' Office
  • Online (Virtual Classroom) with live tutoring
  • Bespoke (Group or 1:1 coaching)

100% of AIR income, beyond operational expense, is used towards education and research. Read more…

We are now around 2 decades into the genomic era. Genetic knowledge is rapidly expanding and is already widely used in medicine and forensics. It is likely that in the near future, genetic information will be used in many other aspects of our lives.

Genetic knowledge is now the literacy of the 21st century. We for example need this knowledge to be able to decide whether to undergo genetic testing for ourselves and our children.

In this one-day course, you will learn key up-to-date facts about DNA and how genes affect our lives. The module will cover current and future uses of genetic information within society – where you will have the opportunity to ask own questions.

The course will introduce the ethical and legal issues of prediction, prevention and treatment based on genetic information.

Is this course for me?

This course is truly for everyone. It is a field that is constantly evolving, with complex findings, which are often misrepresented. Whether you are interested or not interested in genetics, whether you support or do not support genetic research and the use of genetic information, whether you are embracing or worried about genetic advances - you will benefit from this course.

Campus Courses - VAT-free: Our venues are in central London (Senate House) and in New Cross. You can select your preferred location by choosing the date available.Virtual

Classroom Courses - VAT-free: Live tutoring brings all the benefits of face to face training and, in addition, improves skills for ‘digital’ participation. There is an increasing need for online activities in all areas of life – making ‘digital’ participation an essential skill of the 21st century.

Bespoke Courses: If you are interested in a tailor-made Public Speaking course option: 1-1 coaching or bespoke group training, please contact us using the email or phone number provided below.

Elements of this course include:

1. Essential facts about DNA. Why old textbooks on genetics can be thrown away. What we know and don't know about how genes affect our lives. Q&A
2. What you must know about genetic influences. What we should and should not worry about when it comes to using genetic knowledge.
3. How to prepare for the genetic era.

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Booking information

Disability Support

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 ( 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 enrols 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.

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Starting date, Tuesday 20 Apr 2021
6-8.30pm | 2 evenings


If you have any questions about this course please contact air ( or call +44 (0)20 7078 5468.

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Tutor information

Yulia Kovas

Professor Kovas has published over 100 articles in highly regarded journals, and her overall citations exceed 2000. She is also an author of many book chapters and an editor of several book volumes. She has acted as an associate editor to 3 academic journals, and reviews for 35 journals, as well as for international funding bodies. She regularly gives invited and keynote talks at international conferences.


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