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Harvard medical school educators, in collaboration with creative experts in biomedical visualization, assessment, and the science of learning created the fundamental course series through integrating didactic visuals together with multimedia elements.

Through partnership with CCHE, Harvard Medical School, offers Fundamental course series, which is offered to students at Harvard Medical School to provide them with the basic knowledge and prepare them for rigorous coursework.

True-life scenarios, dynamic animations, concept videos, interactive components and connecting to clinical applications makes HMX online courses uniquely effective.

The course bundles, through interactive multimedia experiences, bring fundamental practices together with clinical applications to the students. The fundamental courses allow students to learn from clinicians at Harvard-affiliated healthcare institutions through a unique teaching approach.

HMX Immunology and HMX Genetics are currently offered; the two courses can either be studied individually or in bundle (Immunology and Genetics).

HMX allows the student to develop understanding of fundamental healthcare-related topics, how the concepts apply to real-life patient care and learn more about the science behind today’s health care innovations. The foundational knowledge built allows effective collaboration across disciplines or topic areas, hence facilitates working on healthcare-related projects.

Christine DeGennaro, PhD

Robert C. Green, MD, MPH

Carrie Blout, MS, CGC, LGC

In HMX Genetics, the student will learn the foundational concepts in genetics and gain new insight into the rapidly evolving field of human genetics, genomics, and precision medicine. The course spans the field from basic to advanced genetics.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a level of genetic literacy that will allow them to navigate the questions and decisions that they will face in their career.
  • Identify the basic concepts about genetics and recognize why it is a vital part of medical care.
  • Use the tools and resources provided to make informed genetic decisions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge useful for the care for patients who come to them with a genetic test result, a family history of genetic disease or a presenting genetic diagnosis.