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Fall 2017
Nov 17, 2017
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HSCI 355 - Genetics of Health/Disease
This course is designed to reinforce basic principles of genetics, and introduce central principles of translational and clinical genetics. The student will learn about both classical Mendelian disorders as well as the role of genetics in common adult disease. Upon completion of the course, the student will have a deep understanding of current genetic information in health and disease.

Course Learning Objectives

1. Understand gene and genome structure
2. Understand the basic principles of cytogenetics and diseases related to chromosomal abnormalities
3. Comprehend, interpret and perform basic genetic analyses
4. Be able to search publicly available data bases for information relevant to diagnoses, prognoses and treatment
5. Be able to recognize and uncover familial patterns of disease inheritance
6. Relate common genetic variation to disease risk, treatment and outcomes.
7. Develop a moral and ethical framework for understanding and applying genetic information.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Human Science Department

Course Attributes:
Mean Grade is Calculated

Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Human Science

HSCI 101 and HSCI 102 and ( HSCI 310 or HSCI 280) and CHEM 001 and CHEM 002

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