Postgraduate Diploma in
Child and Adolescent Health
兒童及青少年健康深造文憑

Module of Genetics & Family

Outcome-based objectives:

1. To understand the concept of genetics and its relations to clinical practice

-      Lectures:
Basic facts about human genetics (Family history & Pedigree)
Clinical approach to genetic disorders
How to use genetic information in clinical practice
Genetic disorder in common clinical scenarios: Case studies

 

2. To demonstrate knowledge of the role of genetic and other factors in health and disease

-      Lectures:
Is monogenic disease really monogenic?
How food and drugs interact with our genes?
New insights of childhood disease in the epigenetic
Treatment of genetic disorder

 

3. To understand how advanced technology affects the clinical practice and management

-      Lectures:
Clinical bioinformatics – using computer to solve genetic/genetic problem
Advances in prenatal diagnosis – How does it affect the downstream in paediatric practice
Mouse models of human disorders – What have we learnt?
Application of molecular genetics in patient care

 

4. To recognize the value of genetics in public health

-      Lectures:
Public health genomics – How does it different from clinical practice

 

5. To recognize the limitation of one's own genetic expertise

-      The whole experience with this module

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Lecture Notes (please click to open)

Speakers
Ms. Yoyo CHU
Associate Genetic Counsellor
Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Brian Hon-yin CHUNG
(Module Coordinator)

Associate Professor
Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Dennis IP
Assistant Professor
Department of Community Medicine
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. A KAN
Consultant
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Queen Mary Hospital
Prof. YL LAU
Doris Zimmem Professor in Community Child Health
Chair Professor of Paediatrics

Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. MH SHAM

Head of Department
Department of Biochemistry
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. T TAN
Consultant Clinical Geneticist
Victorian Clinical Genetics Services
University of Melbourne
Australia
Dr. WL YANG/ Dr. Jing YANG
Assistant Professor/ Research Officer
Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
The University of Hong Kong