Summer 2015 - MBB 440 D100

Selected Topics in Contemporary Molecular Biology (3)

Class Number: 1415

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    BLU 10021, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    will depend upon the nature of the topic offered.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest.

COURSE DETAILS:

Special Topic: Forensic Genomics

This course will focus on the molecular biology associated with forensic science.

8  lecture and or seminar hours/week

Topics:   
1. History of forensic science
2. Genetics and the structure of the human genome
3. DNA genotyping methods
4. Genetic analysis of DNA fingerprints
5. National DNA Data Bases and CODIS
6. Y STRs
7. mtDNA
8. Ethical considerations of DNA typing

Grading

  • Midterm Exam 40%
  • Written Paper 40%
  • Class Presentation 20%

NOTES:

This course can be counted towards a certificate in Forensic Sciences.

REQUIREMENTS:

MBB 331 or equivalent.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

There is no textbook for this course.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

  • Students are advised to review the plagiarism tutorial found at
    http://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/tutorials/plagiarism-tutorial
  • For help with writing, learning and study strategies please contact the Student Learning Commons at
    http://learningcommons.sfu.ca/
  • Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability, must contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities (778-782-3112 or e-mail:  csdo@sfu.ca)

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS