HMX Genetics, Certificate | Part time online | Harvard Medical School Online | United States
70 days
995 USD/full
995 USD/full
995 USD/full
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In the HMX Genetics course from Harvard Medical School Online, you’ll get an overview of key concepts behind the evolving fields of human genetics, genomics, and precision medicine.

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Key Features

The way we diagnose and treat diseases is changing, with new technologies enabled by a deeper understanding of the human genome and its relationship to health and disease.

Understand the building blocks of life – and the future of medicine at  Harvard Medical School Online

This HMX Genetics online certificate course is led by Harvard Medical School faculty and features:

  • detailed animations and illustrations of medical concepts
  • clinical application videos including real doctor-patient interactions
  • ongoing, rigorous assessments to ensure content mastery

Programme Structure

Topics covered include:
  • The relationship between genotype and phenotype
  • Structure of a human gene and the effects of genetic variation
  • Meiotic segregation
  • Modes of inheritance
  • Pedigree analysis
  • Penetrance and expressivity
  • Haplotypes and linkage studies
  • Determining causation of a variant
  • Targeted genetic testing

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 70 days

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you are not taking HMX courses through a school or company, you will need to fill out a brief application that gives us some basic information about you and what you hope to get out of the HMX courses. You will also need to confirm that you’ve met the recommended prerequisites.
  • We recommend knowledge of basic chemistry, biology, and physics for all HMX courses. For HMX Fundamentals courses and HMX Pro Essentials courses, no advanced knowledge is required.
  • Advanced HMX Pro courses focus on a specific topic in depth; in order to get the most from these courses, participants should have some knowledge of the underlying topic (for example, genetics or immunology). Those requiring further background may choose to take an accompanying Essentials course, or consider our HMX Fundamentals courses for a more broad overview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    995 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 995 USD for the full programme during 70 days.
  • National

    995 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 995 USD for the full programme during 70 days.
  • In-State

    995 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 995 USD for the full programme during 70 days.


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