The goal of this course is to educate you about the basic principles of genetics and their application to public health practice and research.
We define Public Health Genetics as the application of advances in genetics and molecular biotechnology to improve public health and prevent disease. Our mission is to provide broad training and encourage research in this emerging, multidisciplinary field.
The purpose of this course is to provide you with the knowledge necessary to apply genetic concepts to public health practice. For those enrolled in the Public Health Genetics MPH Program, prior to entering your Practicum you must learn and understand the genetic information commonly addressed in public health settings. This course provides you with this information.
Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century M Khoury, W Burke and E Thomson (Eds.), Oxford University Press, 2000
Genetics: Analysis and Principles RJ Brooker along with the accompanying
access to interactive web pages including Geneticsplace.com which requires
password that is issued upon purchase of the book
Human Genetics: A Problem-Based Approach. 2nd edition BR Korf. Blackwell Science, Inc., 2000
Human Genetics: Problems and Approaches. 3rd edition F Vogel and A. G. Motulsky, Springer-Verlag, 1996
The syllabus is found with the first class materials.
Students in this course will be expected to comply with the University of Pittsburgh's Policy on Academic Integrity. Any student suspected of violating this obligation for any reason during the semester will be required to participate in the procedural process, initiated at the instructor level, as outlined in the University Guidelines on Academic Integrity. This may include, but is not limited to, the confiscation of the examination of any individual suspected of violating University Policy. Furthermore, no student may bring any unauthorized materials to an examination, including dictionaries and programmable calculators.
If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and Disability Resources and Services, 216 William Pitt Union (412.648.7890 or TTY 412.383.7355), as early as possible in the term. DRS will verify your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course.