Course Descriptions

01:447:481 Topics in Human Genetics (3)

Description: This is an upper-level course designed to cover several areas within human genetics in greater detail than is covered in other classes. The topics are kept current as the field of genetics is changing at a rapid pace. and include: gene therapy, gene expression, microarrays, mapping of simple and complex traits, cancer genetics, DNA repair mechanisms, molecular diagnostics, genetic counseling, bioinformatics, chromosomes and chromosomal abnormalities, human diversity and evolution, ethics, genome organization, somatic cell genetics, transgenic and knockout mice, types of mutations in inherited disease, and pharmacogenetics. The course also includes critical review of journal articles.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: (Formerly 01:119:481) Prerequisite: 01:447:380.