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415.867.92 CURRENT TOPICS IN MOLECULAR GENETICS II

Department:
Health Behavior and Society
Term:
4th term
Credits:
1 credit
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
NIH - Bethesda, MD
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  4:00 - 4:50pm

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Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Mary Ann Dunevant
Course Instructor:
  • Suzanne Hart
Prerequisite:

415.610-.613; Must be enrolled in ScM in Genetic Counseling Program

Description:

Reviews current research in molecular genetics, exploring specific molecular techniques and applications. Students critically assess research results in assigned papers to determine their application to genetics medicine and genetic counseling.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. appreciate the types of techniques used in the molecular diagnostic lab
  2. Discuss the issues underlying molecular diagnosis for a variety of disorders, including Fragile X syndrome, cystic fibrosis, achondroplasia, fetal Rh typing, colorectal cancer, and thrombophilias
  3. Discuss how to interpret molecular genetic results
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on two oral presentations and class participation.

Multiterm:
Instructor Consent:

No consent required