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330.990.11
Computer Lab: Epigenetic Data in Public Health Research

Cancelled

Location:
Online/Virtual
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Department:
Mental Health
Credits:
1 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Dates:
Wed 06/09/2021 - Thu 06/10/2021
Class Times:
  • W Th,  8:30am - 12:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Contact:
Brion Maher
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Applications and Analysis of Epigenetic Data in Public Health Research (330.690.11)

Description:

This course will describe the rationale for inclusion of epigenetic measurement in public health research. It will then describe molecular measurement options, design choices, and analytic approaches to such data in the study of environmental and genetic epidemiology.

Offers hands-on computer lab experience analyzing epigenetics data using quality control and statistical association analyses presented in the course, 330.690 Applications and Analysis of Epigenetic Data in Public Health Research. Real and simulated data will be used to demonstrate software that will implement particular programs. Software applications will primarily use the R statistical environment and packages in BioConductor.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Import epigenetic measurement data for use in public health research
  2. Perform quality control and quality assessment on epigenetics data
  3. Perform association analyses on epigenetics data, for both genome-scale and candidate region analyses
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Lab Assignments
  • 40% Quizzes
  • 40% Final Project

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

The course will move to a virtual format in two one half day sessions using Zoom. This course is an optional lab component for 330.690.11 Applications and Analysis of Epigenetic Data in Public Health Research.