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120.608.01 Genomics for Public Health

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2010 - 2011
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Roger McMacken
Course Instructors:

A college level course in biology would be helpful.


Introduces genomics and modern genetic technologies, with emphasis on their application to significant public health problems, to students who have limited prior coursework in molecular biology or molecular genetics. Lectures and discussions are integrated with computer exercises in laboratory sessions. Topics include fundamental principles of molecular biology; genome sequencing and structure; gene cloning; mapping of human disease genes; use of DNA microarrays, protein microarrays, and PCR in analysis and treatment of human disease; comparative genomics of model and pathogenic organisms; mining of genomic databases; and genetically modified organisms.

Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on a take-home mid-term exam (1/3 of total) and a final exam (2/3 of total).

Instructor Consent:

No consent required