Genetics of Human Disease

Genetics of Human Disease
Examining the application of genetics to understanding and treatment of human disease. Functional consequences of mutations; use of model organisms; linkage and association analysis of complex traits; pharmacogenetics; ethical considerations.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPWS 340
 ProgramsContaining BIO 463
Course Outcomes

Genetic Variants

Understand and explain the different types of genetic variants, how they can be typed and how they can be used to understand the genetic architecture of human disease.

Linkage Disequilibrium

Understand linkage disequilibrium in the human genome and the role it plays in the search for genetic risk factors for human disease

Basic Statistics and Software

Understand and use basic statistics and software for analyzing the correlation between genetic markers and risk for disease.

Model Organisms and the Genetics of Human Disease

Understand and explain how model organisms contribute to our understanding of the genetics of human disease.

Acquiring and Presenting Information about Genetics of a Human

Demonstrate the ability to obtain, aggregate and present information about the current knowledge of the genetics of a human disease.