Summer 2016 - MBB 463 D100

Forensic Genomics (3)

Class Number: 3118

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 3149, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 12, 2016
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    AQ 3182, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    MBB 331, with a minimum grade of C.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A focus on the molecular and genomic biology associated with forensic science, including genome structure, genotyping, genetic analysis of DNA fingerprints, DNA data bases and CODIS, Y STRs. mtDNA and ethical considerations of DNA typing.

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 25%
  • 3 Presentations, 15% each 45%
  • Paper 30%

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:

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

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site contains information on what is meant by academic dishonesty and where you can find resources to help with your studies.  There is also a section on tutoring.  

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS