Apr 25, 2019  
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GENET 100 - INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL GENETICS

[15 Hours]
Students will explore and learn the foundations of medical genetics. This will begin with principles of Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance, and continue with the molecular basis of genetic disease. Topics for more detailed discussion will include inborn errors of metabolism, population genetics, cytogenetics, epigenetics, genetic testing, pharmacogenomics, and translational research in genetics. The course will also explore hereditary cancer syndromes and genetic therapies. Students will build on the foundational knowledge they learn in this course throughout the second year organ systems blocks, and as they advance into their clinical clerkships.