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330.637.11 Introduction to Behavioral and Psychiatric Genetics

Mental Health
Summer Inst. term
1 credit
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Mon 06/11/2012 - Wed 06/13/2012
Class Times:
  • M Tu W,  9:00am - 12:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Peter Zandi
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Provides an overview of research methods and their application to the study of behavioral and psychiatric genetics. Briefly introduces necessary concepts in molecular and population genetics. Surveys study designs and analytic methods used to investigate the genetic contribution to human behavior and its disturbances. Study designs include the following: family, twin and adoption studies to evaluate the extent of a genetic contribution; segregations studies to determine the mode of inheritance; linkage and association studies to map genes; and other epidemiologic designs to elucidate gene by environment interactions. These are illustrated through examples of real studies.

Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation and/or a final exam.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required