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Term: 3rd term
Credits: 1 credits
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
  • Suzanne Hart

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 Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
appreciate the types of techniques used in the molecular diagnostic lab
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
Discuss how to interpret molecular genetic results

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on two oral presentations and class participation.
Location: NIH - Bethesda, MD
Class Times:
  • Wednesday 4:00 - 4:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students
For consent, contact:

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

Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With:
  • National Inst. Health
Special Comments: Students must register for both 3rd and 4th term.