Spring 2018 - MBB 738 G100

Human Molecular Genetics (3)

Class Number: 10590

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    AQ 3154, Burnaby

    Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    SSCC 9000, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 19, 2018
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    SSCK 9500, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    MBB 331 (or BISC 331) or equivalent.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The course will consider recent advances in human molecular genetics. Topics will include genome analysis, genetic testing, and studies of genetic disorders.

COURSE DETAILS:

This lecture and seminar course will cover the topics listed below and will integrate primary research papers into the topics.
3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial/week; 0 lab hours

Lecture Topics:
1. Human genetic disease inheritance
2. Molecular analysis of single gene disorders
3. Genetic analysis of complex disease
4. Gene therapy
5. Gene testing
6. Cloning and stem cells
7. Animal models of human diseases
8. Ethical considerations of human genetics
9. Genetically modified organisms and food

Grading

  • Two midterm exams (25%) 50%
  • In-class presentation 25%
  • Grant proposal 25%

Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

Human Molecular Genetics by Strachan and Read, and Genetics and Genomics in Medicine by Strachan et al. are excellent recommended references for the material. We will also be reading papers from the primary literature.

Graduate Studies Notes:

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Registrar Notes:

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