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415.711.92 Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine: From Diagnosis to Treatment II

Health Behavior and Society
2nd term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
NIH - Bethesda, MD
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  5:30 - 7:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Mary Ann Dunevant
Frequency Schedule:
Every Other Year
Next Offered:
2018 - 2019



Examines advances in the diagnois of genetic disorders and treatments that result with a focus on neurocutaneous syndromes, muscular dystrophies, connective tissue disorders and ciliopathies. Both terms aim to prepare students for the board certification exam given by the American Board of Genetic Counseling upon completion of the ScM in genetic counseling.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Contrast features among groups of disorders that lead to diagnosis.
  2. Identify a variety of successful treatments using chemical genomics.
  3. Assess the potential role of genomic sequencing in improvements in both diagnosis and treatment.
  4. Utilize medical history-taking skills toward diagnosis of genetic conditions.
Methods of Assessment:

Written examination and class participation.


Final grade applies to all terms

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent required for students other than ScM in Genetic Counseling students.

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Special Comments:

Course is multi-term with 415.710, *not* 415.712. This number (415.710) did not appear in the drop-down box as an option. Students must take 415.710 before 415.711.