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Principles of Genetic Epi 4: Emerging and Advanced Methods


East Baltimore
4th term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Debashree Ray

340.733; 340.753, 140.623 or 653


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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Group Presentation
  • 20% Participation
  • 30% Written critique of paper

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

PHS undergraduates must request permission from Dr. Beaty or Dr. Duggal to enroll

For consent, contact: