PREP Course #15: Genetic Testing in Human Subject Research


The topics of this course include the following:

  • Explain what genetic testing is and aspects in which it can be used in Human Subject Research.
  • Outline the regulatory & ethical framework when considering returning genetic results to symptomatic and asymptomatic subjects.
  • Describe the lab qualifications needed when considering returning results.
  • Provide an outline of the consent requirements and discuss considerations when returning results to the subject vs. a physician.
  • Briefly discuss returning genetic results from incidental findings.
  • Discuss case studies.


The objectives of this course include the following:

  • Discuss regulatory and ethical framework for the returning of genetic testing when conducting Human Subject Research.


Richard Ramdeo

The Public Research Education Program (PREP) is a series of courses developed by various research support offices in conjunction with other health system offices. The courses offer CME credits and are designed to increase quality of research throughout the health system and streamline the process of conducting research.

PREP courses also aim to enhance and expand investigator capacity to conduct research. PREP courses are free and open to all Northwell Health employees, students, and volunteers. In addition, interested research collaborators and community partners are welcome to attend.

Light refreshments will be served at the courses held at the Goldman B Conference Room.

Don’t forget to check out select videos of PREP courses online.

For additional information, please visit:
Richard Ramdeo
350 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030