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415.614.92 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL GENETICS II

Department:
Health Behavior and Society
Term:
4th term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
NIH - Bethesda, MD
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  5:30 - 7:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Mary Ann Dunevant
Course Instructor:

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Prerequisite:

415.611, 415.612, and 415.613

Description:

Builds upon the material in 415.613, and emphasizes other organ systems. Includes a patient panel where individuals discuss the impact of a genetic disorder on their lives and the lives of their family. Includes the following topics: neurogenetics, cardiac defects, cancer genetics, orofacial clefting, genitourinary disorders, skeletal dysplasias, connective tissue disorders because knowledge of the genetic contribution to disorders within these categories is critical to the work of genetic counselors and medical geneticists. Prepares 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. explain genetics in neurogenetics, cardiac defects, cancer genetics, orofacial clefting, genitourinary disorders, skeletal dysplasias, connective tissue disorders
  2. discuss impact of a genetic disorder upon an individual and their family
  3. compile differential diagnoses based upon major findings of a patient
  4. distinguish among genetic conditions specific to a body system
  5. differentiate the features of the more common genetic disorders
  6. target family and medical histories to disease systems
Methods of Assessment:

100% exam

Enrollment Restriction:

No undergraduates

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent required for students other than ScM in Genetic Counseling students

For consent, contact:

mdunevan@jhsph.edu