General principles of human population genetics and genetic epidemiology.
Invited speakers discussing the latest research or topics of interest in Human Genetics.
Students and faculty discussing the latest research or topics of interest in Human Genetics.
A literature-based approach to understanding and interpreting results from gene mapping studies.
Significant advances in human classical and molecular cytogenetics as they pertain to clinical, familial, and population problems.
The purpose of this course is to familiarize graduate students and fellows in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling with genetic techniques "hands-on."
The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the molecular and biochemical genetic approaches to understanding genetically determined susceptibility to common disease.
Basic didactic training in genetic counseling with particular reference to its applications in public health programs.
Practical application of the fundamentals of genetic counseling. Observation of and participation in at least 50 counseling sessions at various clinics. Involves literature review and searches pertinent to each patient. Also includes weekly case presentations and lectures.
Theories of intervention, skill development, and application to genetic counseling. Sensitizes students to the ethical dilemmas faced by affected families and health care providers.
This course covers material on risk prediction for Mendelian genetic diseases that is necessary for practicing genetic counselors. It is geared toward both the skills needed in clincial practice and the skills needed to pass the board exam. Four major topics are covered: risk prediction for dominant diseases, risk prediction for recessive diseases, risk prediction for X-linked diseases, and risk prediction using linked markers. At the end of the course students should be able to solve classical types of risk prediction problems in each of these areas. They should also understand the limitations of these calculation methods, and should be able to recognize problems that they do not have the tools to solve.
Introduction to basic genetic principles and their application to human heredity, with special reference to the biochemical and molecular basis of genetic diseases and the distribution of genetically determined disease susceptibility in human populations.
Insights into biologic, medical, ethical, and emotional aspects of genetic disorders, using clinical cases and specimens.
The goal of this course is to educate you about the basic principles of genetics and their application to public health practice and research.
This course focuses on the connections between human development and inherited disease.
This course focuses on the manipulation and management of human genetic data, with an emphasis on association and linkage studies.
An advanced course which discusses the principles and practice of statistical genetics in the area of genetic epidemiology of human diseases and traits. The course will cover statistical modeling and methodology in familial aggregation, linkage analysis, and association analysis; the course includes hands-on experience with current computer programs used in these research areas.