Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
10/10/2016Johns Hopkins University
Proposal
M.S.Individualized Genomics & Health w/ Areas of Concentration12/9/2016Authorized3/2/2017
Individualized Genomics & Health w/ Areas of Concentration Program Description
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Individualized Genomics and Health is designed to produce a highly skilled workforce with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to meet the demands of the academic, research, and business communities.  Individualized Genomics and Health is a rapidly growing area of research and applied science.  This emerging field requires a workforce with multidisciplinary skills in bioinformatics, bisoscience, regulatory science, policy and ethics.  Graduates of the program will be able to explain the molecular and genetic basis for human disease, including the role of epigenetics; analyze the human genome to identify possible indicators of heath and disease; apply bioinformatics tools to the analysis of human DNA sequences; explain the ethical, legal and regulatory aspects of individualized genomics and health; and understand the laboratory methods required to identify genes responsible for disease.