120.608.01 Genetics and Gene Therapy
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- 3rd term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2017 - 2018
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- Tu Th, 1:30 - 2:50pm
- Lab Times:
Tu Th, 1:30 - 2:50pm
A college level course in biology.
Introduces genes and genetics, emphasizing their application to understanding the genetic basis of human health and disease. This course is designed to complement other course offerings within the School of Public Health, including Principles of Genetic Epidemiology (340.731), Statistics for Genomics (140.688), Analysis of Biological Sequences (140.638), Introduction to Molecular Biology (120.602), and Nucleic Acids Chemistry (120.613). Topics include fundamental principles of genetics, use of experimental systems for genetic discoveries, and current status of gene editing and therapy technologies.
- Learning Objectives:
- Explain the basic principles of genetics.
- Apply concepts from fundamental genetic approaches for gene discovery and elucidating the genetic basis of health/disease states.
- Describe current approaches and challenges for gene therapy
- Explain how CRISPR-Cas technology has influenced genome editing
- Discuss the ethical issues surrounding the recent advances in genome editing
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on:
Two exams - each 50% of the grade. These exams will be "study guide-assisted", meaning students can prepare a one-page (8.5 x 11 inches) study guide to bring with them into the exam.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required