Course dates

Due to the developing Covid-19 situation, Goldsmiths has unfortunately had to suspend all face-to-face teaching, including on Short Courses. Many of our courses are already available via live distance learning, and we are working towards offering most courses online going forward. For more information about taking short courses remotely, please get in touch using the email in the Enquiries section below.

Starting date, Saturday 2 May 2020
10 am - 5 pm | 1 day

Course overview

We live in the genomic era, and we need to prepare for it. Genetic knowledge is expanding and is already commonly used in medicine and forensics. It is also being used in other aspects of life such as dietary planning and partner selection. It is likely that in the near future genetic information will be used in many other spheres of our lives.

Distance Learning

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.

Learn from experts in the field

This course is taught by leading geneticists, psychologists and law and ethics experts – members of The Accessible Genetics Consortium. In this six-hour course, you will learn the key up-to-date facts about DNA and about how genes affect our lives. You will learn about the current and future uses of genetic information and will get a chance to ask your own questions. The course will also introduce the ethical and legal issues of prediction, prevention and treatment based on genetic information.

This course is for everyone. 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.

Course Outline

1. Essential facts about DNA. Why old textbooks on genetics can be thrown away. What we know and what we 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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The running of this course is subsidised by The Accessible Genetics Consortium (TAGC).

Fees

£130

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 (@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. 

Discounts

  • 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, Saturday 2 May 2020
10 am - 5 pm | 1 day

Enquiries

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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