1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
1 x 7-hour independent study weekly
1 x 2-hour on-line lecture weekly
Enrolment not permitted
MMED3935 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Basic biology.
Tests (60%); Examination (40%).
Topic description

The topic will give an introduction to human genetics, modes of inheritance, and an overview of human chromosomes at the cytogenetic and molecular levels. The human genome will be discussed at the molecular level and biological mechanisms that modify human inheritance will be studied. An introduction to molecular genetic techniques used in diagnosis of human genetic disease will be presented in the context of specific diseases.

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide students with an introduction to genetics in the human context with an emphasis on molecular genetics and an introduction to the molecular methods used for diagnosis of human disease.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate broad knowledge of human molecular genetics
  2. Demonstrate detailed understanding of the applications of genetic techniques to human disease
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues in human genetics
  4. Apply knowledge to problem solving in human genetics