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415.614.92 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL GENETICS II

Term: 4th term
Credits: 2 credits
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
  • Suzanne Hart
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 Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
explain genetics in neurogenetics, cardiac defects, cancer genetics, orofacial clefting, genitourinary disorders, skeletal dysplasias, connective tissue disorders
discuss impact of a genetic disorder upon an individual and their family
compile differential diagnoses based upon major findings of a patient
distinguish among genetic conditions specific to a body system
differentiate the features of the more common genetic disorders
target family and medical histories to disease systems

Methods of Assessment: 100% exam
Location: NIH - Bethesda, MD
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 5:30 - 7:30
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 50
Enrollment Restriction: No undergraduates
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Consent required for students other than ScM in Genetic Counseling students

For consent, contact: mdunevan@jhsph.edu
Prerequisite:

415.611, 415.612, and 415.613

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With:
  • NIH