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340.734.01 Principles of Genetic Epidemiology 4


4th term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Robert Wojciechowski
Course Instructors:

340.733; 340.753, 140.623 or 653. Or instructor consent.


Discusses current topics in genetic epidemiology methods. Builds on the knowledge gained in Principles of Genetic Epidemiology 1-3 and provides an opportunity for students to drive the discussion and understand the details of the methods they have learned, as well as gain exposure to specialized topics still evolving in genetic epidemiology and genomics.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Evaluate the various approaches to gene-gene and gene-environment interaction, and enrichment analyses such as gene set analysis and pathway analysis
  2. Conduct enrichment analyses such as gene set analysis
  3. Develop and utilize analytical techniques suitable for trans-ethnic and admixed population samples
  4. Discuss and determine epigenetics
  5. Conduct analysis of sequence data
  6. Communicate the nuances of ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genetic and genomics studies
  7. Incorporate novel genetic technologies in various study designs
Methods of Assessment:

Group presentation 50%, attendance and participation in discussions 50%.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Please contact Dr. Wojciechowski for confirmation of eligibility.

For consent, contact: