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Genetic Epidemiologic Seminars in Current Research and Methodology

East Baltimore
2nd term
1 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Hybrid In-person and Synchronous Online
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructor:
Debashree Ray

prior or concurrent enrollment in 340.751 and 340.731


Are you interested in gaining in-depth knowledge and discussing current literature in genetic epidemiology with faculty and your peers?

Genetics is everywhere, but what do all the methods mean and when do we use them?

Are you curious about ethical/social concerns in genetic epidemiology studies?

Emphasizes the importance of reading, understanding, and discussing literature. Students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty present scientific papers from the current literature in genetic epidemiology. Provides students the opportunity to interact with faculty regularly. Reviews current topics and methodology in genetic epidemiology with current faculty and research leaders and practitioners.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Critically evaluate scientific literature in genetic epidemiology
  2. Consider bio-ethical and social concerns in genetic epidemiology studies
  3. Critically examine current topics in genetic epidemiology that are not covered in traditional coursework.
  4. Practice and improve presentation skills regarding big picture and key take-aways from genetic scientific papers
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 75% Participation
  • 25% Presentation(s)

Enrollment Restriction:

Priority granted to Epi MHS and ScM students.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Undergraduate students or students with no genetic background.

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

This is the onsite section of a course also offered virtually/online. You are responsible for the modality in which you register.