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415.866.92 Current Topics in Molecular Genetics I

Health Behavior and Society
3rd term
1 credit
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
NIH - Bethesda, MD
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  4:00 - 4:50pm
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Suzanne Hart

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


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 Objectives:

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

  1. appreciate the types of techniques used in the molecular diagnostic lab
  2. 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
  3. Discuss how to interpret molecular genetic results
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on two oral presentations and class participation.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

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Special Comments:

Students must register for both 3rd and 4th term.