Medical Genetics

Medical Genetics

by Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Medical genetics is the branch of medicine that focuses on the study and diagnosis of inherited disorders, including those related to chromosomes, single mutations, multiple mutations, and translocations.

For optimal comprehension, medical students should be familiar with the basic concepts of genetics, with special emphasis on the formation of a single genome from two haploid cells, as well as with gene expression and the patterns of inheritance.

Although not as prevalent as other disorders, genetic syndromes may still be encountered in daily practice. There are multiple variants of genetic syndromes and inherited conditions. A competent physician should have an acute clinical eye and be well acquainted with the most prevalent disorders in their field of work to be able to redirect patients to the pertinent specialty for further care. Early recognition of these disorders is beneficial for patients as it helps improve outcomes.

Course Details

  • Videos 58
  • Duration 5:20 h
  • Quiz questions 189
  • Concept Pages 32


Your Educators of course Medical Genetics

 Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Dr. Georgina Cornwall is a Biology Instructor and currently works as an Instructional Designer in the private sector, developing interactive online training materials.
She obtained her PhD in Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology at the University of Colorado, USA, in 2000, and has since taught a broad array of biology courses at various US universities.
She is an active promoter of hybrid/online teaching formats and interactive courses, and has received several awards for her engaging and innovative course design; e.g., she was named Adjunct Faculty of the Year at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen twice.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Cornwall teaches courses on Biology & Genetics.

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By Mohammed A. on 25. February 2023 for Genetic Counseling

Helpful vik of birth and postpartum doula of birth of a few days to get the best of

"The devil is in the details"
By Deborah H. on 27. January 2023 for Multifactorial Inheritance

I wish there were more foundational details included. I think Dr. Cornwall presented the material with the expectation that the listener already has a solid foundation in genetics.

Very disappointed
By Deborah H. on 16. January 2023 for Single-Gene Disorders

Unfortunately, Dr Cornwall confuses an already confusing topic. Waste of time that i don't have

Decent presentation but technical stuff need simpler explanations
By Deborah H. on 19. December 2022 for Chromosomal Disorders

I understand that medical genetics is a difficult course to review but improvements are definitely needed in the following areas: 1. State and simplify definitions. Too often i need to refer to Google for a more basic explanation. 2. Please stop assuming basic knowledge is still fresh. I haven't study genetics in 7 years and i have forgotten EVERYTHING! So, along the way and with each new concept please give some foundational information.