Fall 2019 - STAT 840 G100

Statistical Genetics and Genomics (4)

Class Number: 5250

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 5005, Burnaby

    Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    AQ 5005, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    STAT 450 or permission of the instructor.



A mixed lecture and seminar-based course to introduce Statistics graduate students to statistical models and methods in Genetics and Genomics. Topics may include applications of statistical learning in: Quantitative Genetics, Population and Evolutionary Genetics, Computational Molecular Genetics, Human Genomics and Genetic Epidemiology.



  1. Introduction to genetics
  2. Models for population genetics
  3. Pedigrees and pedigree data with respect to one locus
  4. Models for linkage between two loci and linkage between multiple loci


  • Readings/Exercises 20%
  • Lectures 30%
  • Project 50%

Graduate Studies Notes:

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