Spring 2022 - MBB 762 G100
Human Genomics (3)
Class Number: 2621
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 19, 2022
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
RCB 6125, Burnaby
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.
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 resources. 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.
- Exams 45%
- Group assignments, including presenting a critical analysis of a research paper 25%
- Individual assignments 15%
- Special topic assignment for graduate students 15%
- The final schedule of exams and assignments is subject to change depending on course enrolment and format.
Terry A. Brown. Genomes 4, 4th Edition. 2017.
Graduate Studies Notes:
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022
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