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Department: Mental Health
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Peter Zandi
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

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.

Learning Objective(s):

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

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on class participation and/or a final exam.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 06/17/2013 - Wed 06/19/2013
  • Monday 9:00 - 12:00
  • Tuesday 9:00 - 12:00
  • Wednesday 9:00 - 12:00
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: