Academic Courses in Genetics

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CDS 620* 2 hrs

Competencies in Genetics for Health Professionals

All Health Professions

Summer 2013

Bio 123/ MAT 105

Educates health professionals about core competencies in genetics to prepare them to integrate genetics knowledge, skills, and attitudes into routine health care. Based on the NCHPEG core competencies for health professionals.

*CDS 620 is flexible. Hours/content can be adapted as needed. Can also be offered/crosslisted as an undergraduate course

GBS 724** 2 hrs

Principles of Genetics

Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Fall

Admission to GBS. BS in Natural or Physical Science

This course will cover recessive, dominant, X-linked, and mitochondrial inheritance, as well as basic
cytogenetics, chromosome abnormalities, and epigenetics.

 

MGE 725***

Advanced Medical Genetics

All Heath Professions

Fall

Open to Non- Genetics Counseling Students

This course will focus on the medical application of advances in genetics and genomics. Topics include chromosome structure and function and major types of chromosomal abnormalities, cancer genetics and cytogenetics, inborn errors of metabolism, current strategies for detection of mutations associated with genetic disorders, genetic risk assessment and population genetics, and genomic approaches to diagnosis and risk stratification.


***To be successful in MGE 725, students should have at least one undergraduate genetics course and strong interest in a career in a genetics clinic.

GBS 720

Genomic Structure and Function

Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Fall/Spring

GBS Genetics and Genomics Science Theme Students

This course will cover a wide variety of topics related to this topic, including genetic variation and polymorphisms, alternative splicing, microRNAs, and novel sequencing and microarray technologies.

GBS 720 is an advanced genomics course.

GBS 721 Bioinformatics Graduate Biomedical Sciences Fall/Spring GBS Genetics and Genomics Science Theme Students This course will cover a wide variety of different bioinformatics applications, which will be taught through use of available on-line bioinformatics resources. The topics covered will include: introductions to large-scale, generic databases at NCBI, European Bioinformatics Institute, SwissProt, PDB, UniProt and Ensembl; Sequence analysis systems such as BLAST, ORF-Finder and GENSCAN, Multiple Sequence Analysis, gene identification in DNA and an introduction to the Human Genome Project; resources that are used in Microarray Data Analysis; Protein sequence analysis using Pfam, Prosite, Prints, Blocks, Protein structure analysis using SCOP, CATH; structural bioinformatics, secondary structure calculation, homology modeling, structure prediction, protein folding, protein-ligand docking and molecular dynamics.
GBS 721 is an advanced Genomics Course
GBS 722 Genetic Epidemiology Graduate Biomedical Sciences Fall/Spring GBS Genetics and Genomics Science Theme Students Lectures for this course will focus on basic and advanced concepts in population genetics, linkage, genome-wide association analyses, admixture, genotype/phenotype correlation, and other related topics.
GBS 723 Model Systems for Genetic and Epigenetic Analysis Graduate Biomedical Sciences Fall/Spring GBS Genetics and Genomics Science Theme Students  

GBS 723 is an advanced Genomics Course