Summer 2023 - MBB 462 D100
Human Genomics (3)
Class Number: 2165
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Aug 16, 2023
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
1 778 782-7140
Prerequisites:MBB 331 and MBB 342, with a minimum grade of C.
The organization of the human genome and the role of genomic variation in health and disease. Genomics and personalized medicine; intellectual property and privacy issues. Students with credit for MBB 440 with this same course title may not complete this course for further credit.
Description/topics: This course will explore the organization of the human genome and the role of genome variation in health and disease. A broad range of topics will be covered including, for example, human genetic history, immunogenomics, pharmacogenomics, neurogenomics, genomics technologies and genetic engineering. We will also cover the business of genomics, including direct-to-consumer genetic testing, intellectual property issues and the biotechnology industry.
In this course considerable emphasis will be placed on participation and critical thinking. Instruction will include lecture material and assigned reading/viewing of selected textbook chapters, review articles, the press, and various online sources. Students will undertake critical evaluation of selected seminal papers, and papers describing recent advances in topics relevant to human genomics.
- Exams will cover all course content including lecture material and assigned reading/viewing. There will be two exam formats including:
- Exams 50%
- Group assignments, including presenting a critical analysis of a research paper 30%
- Individual assignments 20%
- The final schedule of exams and assignments is subject to change depending on course enrolment and format.
Genomes 4, 4th Edition. 2017. By Terry A. Brown
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