Adult Cardiovascular Genomics Certificate Program 2021 - 2022

Course Overview

The UTHealth Cardiovascular Genomics Certificate program consists of a series of an online educational modules about the genetics and genomics of adult onset cardiovascular diseases. This course is intended for healthcare providers who do not have specialized training in genetics. By focusing on adult cardiovascular genetics, we intend to address disparities in access to genomic education, which have been largely confined to pediatric and cancer genetics programs.

The case-based genomics modules may be taken individually for continuing education credit or completed entirely for the stand-alone Cardiovascular Genomics certificate. Furthermore, individuals can also apply these courses toward the MS Degree in Clinical Research.

Needs Statement

This activity is to increase provider’s knowledge of genetic counseling and genomic medicine so that more patients and families can receive appropriate diagnosis and care. This will help decrease the disparities in genomics education and increase awareness in adult cardiovascular genetics.

Target Audience

Providers with no genetics expertise (Physicians, Residents, APRN, Nurses, Advanced Practice Providers, and Residents)

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participants should be able to:

  • List the types of genetic tests and indications for their use
  • Explain the heritability of disease using family history and pedigree interpretation.
  • Identify indications to refer a patient for genetic counseling and a family for cascade genetic testing
  • Interpret genetic test results for clinical significance of genetic mutations
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.50 ANCC
  • 8.50 Participation
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Course expires: 
Houston, TX
United States


Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.50 ANCC contact hours. Nursing contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of program components based upon documented attendance and completion of evaluation materials.  

This CNE activity has been jointly provided by Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth collaboratively with UTHealth McGovern Medical School Department of Internal Medicine. 

Available Credit

  • 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.50 ANCC
  • 8.50 Participation
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