Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Genetic genealogy online course from the University of Strathclyde

News of an online genetic genealogy course being offered later this year by the University of Strathclyde:

Genetic genealogy: an introduction
10 credit points (at Level SCQF 7)

This new online class aims to impart a working knowledge of the scientific and technological aspects of genetic genealogy and teach the skills needed to interpret DNA test results for genealogy.

The course will cover the following topics, amongst others

• understanding DNA for genetic genealogy
• Y-chromosome, mtDNA, and atDNA tests
• analysing test results
• future of genetic genealogy

For those interested in gaining accreditation, there is an option to gain 10 credits at SCQF level 7 on the satisfactory completion of 2 assessments.

From Monday 06 October 2014 & Monday 13 April 2015
for 8 weeks

Fee: £145 (ILA eligible)

Further details or to participate at

(With thanks to Ali MacDonald)


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