Genetics play a critical role in the development of cancer as well as in its prevention and treatment. You'll be introduced to the fundamentals of genetics, including the role genetics plays in cancer evolution and treatment. Through six lessons, you’ll learn about DNA structure and function; DNA mutations and how we repair DNA damage; chromosome abnormalities; inheritance patterns of diseases; gene regulation; pharmacogenetics; recombinant DNA technologies, genetic testing; genetic-based therapies; and much more.
This course is offered on demand. Instructions on how to immediately access the course will be sent to you in an automatically generated email receipt after you register. You will enjoy continuous access for six months.
Genetics Fundamentals Course Topics
- The Human Genome
- Inheritance Patterns
- Genes, Transcription, Translation
- DNA Mutations and Damage
- Developmental Genetics, the Genetic Basis of Cancer, and Pharmacogenetics
- Genetic Testing, Genetic-Based Therapeutics, and Recombinant DNA Technologies
You may also be interested in the ONS book Genetics and Genomics in Oncology Nursing Practice.
Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate a foundational knowledge of genetics and the role of genetics in disease development by passing the post-test with score of ≥ 80%.
This course is designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses and others interested in gaining a fundamental understanding of genetics. Individuals who may benefit from this course include nurses and other healthcare professionals new to oncology practice, experienced nurses seeking review information, pharmaceutical sales representatives, nursing instructors, nursing students, case managers, and others who wish to gain a fundamental understanding of genetics.
OCN®, CBCN®, AOCNP®, and AOCNS®
12 ILNA points may be applied toward:
- 12 points: Scientific Basis
The Oncology Nursing Society is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.
ONS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2850.