MD GENET/​GENETICS/​ZOOLOGY  562 — HUMAN CYTOGENETICS

2 credits.

Fundamental principles of cytogenetics and special problems of human cytogenetics for biology and medical students.

MD GENET/​GENETICS  565 — HUMAN GENETICS

3 credits.

Principles, problems, and methods of human genetics. Surveys aspects of medical genetics, biochemical genetics, molecular genetics, cytogenetics, quantitative genetics, and variation as applied to humans.

MD GENET/​BIOCHEM/​GENETICS  620 — EUKARYOTIC MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

3 credits.

This course focuses on the basic molecular mechanisms that regulate DNA, RNA, and protein metabolism in eukaryotic organisms. This course is intended for advanced undergraduates and first year graduate students with a firm knowledge of basic biochemistry.

MD GENET/​BOTANY/​GENETICS  629 — EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS

3 credits.

Basic principles of phylogenetics, population genetics and quantitative genetics including the construction of gene trees, forces affecting the amount and distribution of genetic variation in populations, and the inheritance and evolution of multifactorial characters. Knowledge of intro calc stats or cons inst

MD GENET/​PEDIAT  646 — CANCER GENETICS RISK ASSESSMENT AND COUNSELING

2 credits.

The purpose of this course is to equip students with the background knowledge needed to provide cancer genetics counseling services. The information gained from the course will be put into practice during the second year cancer rotation, collectively preparing students for clinical practice. Students are provided with a background in cancer genetics from a medical, biological, and clinical perspective. The course includes: general principles and topics in oncology; familial cancers and cancer syndromes; and management, counseling, social, ethical, and legal issues.

MD GENET/​GENETICS  677 — ADVANCED TOPICS IN GENETICS

1-3 credits.

Contents vary; consideration of subjects not included in the curriculum.

MD GENET 699 — INDEPENDENT READING

1-3 credits.

MD GENET 707 — GENETICS OF DEVELOPMENT

3 credits.

A research-level analysis of the current status of the investigation of processes controlling differential gene activity and cellular behavior. The major emphasis is genetic. In successive years, the focus moves from the gene to the cell to the organism.

MD GENET/​GENETICS  708 — METHODS AND LOGIC IN GENETIC ANALYSIS

3 credits.

Contemporary issues in genetic, developmental, cell, and molecular biology are addressed in a discussion format. Invited speakers give researech lectures and reading material is taken from the primary literature. The discussion fucuses on evaluating genetic approaches to biological problems.

MD GENET/​PEDIAT  713 — PRACTICUM IN GENETICS COUNSELING

3 credits.

Introductory practicum in genetics counseling, designed to acquaint the student with the basic practice skills required, protocols used, and professional issues in genetics counseling. Clinical experiences in a variety of specialty clinics provide opportunities for initial development of interviewing, data collection, and counseling skills.

MD GENET/​PEDIAT  714 — PRACTICUM IN GENETICS COUNSELING

3 credits.

Second semester of the practicum in genetics counseling. Builds upon the first semester course (713) and provides additonal opportunities to develop and improve skills in interviewing, data collection, case management and counseling.

MD GENET/​BMOLCHEM  721 — MOLECULAR AND MEDICAL GENETICS

3 credits.

General genetics principles, with emphasis on human and clinical genetics.

MD GENET/​GENETICS/​NURSING/​PEDIAT  731 — ADVANCED CLINICAL GENETICS CONCEPTS

3 credits.

An advanced course covering clinical genetic concepts including phenotype, genetic mechanisms, approach to diagnosis (medical, clinical and genetic testing protocols), and natural history (including management approaches). While specific for Genetic Counselor Studies students other healthcare providers are allowed if they have sufficient genetic background knowledge.

MD GENET/​PEDIAT  737 — CONTEMPORARY PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN GENETICS COUNSELING

1 credit.

A series of selected basic issues and topics that are core curricular requirements specific to genetics counseling. Relevant, non-redundant topics will be scheduled over four consecutive semesters.

MD GENET/​PEDIAT  739 — LITERATURE SEARCH STRATEGIES AND ANALYSIS IN CLINICAL GENETICS

2 credits.

Approaches to literature searching including computerized databases and information retrieval are covered. Methods are provided for the students to learn to read clinical literature critically, to recognize and assess biases and to understand the limits of currently available clinical genetics studies.

MD GENET/​PEDIAT  742 — CLINICAL EMBRYOLOGY AND PRENATAL GENETICS

1 credit.

Review human development (normal and abnormal) and the influence of genetic disorders and teratogens, common indications for prenatal genetic counseling as well as available prenatal diagnosis and screening techniques. This course prepares the genetic counseling student for the prenatal clinical practicum.

MD GENET/​PEDIAT  744 — APPLICATIONS OF BIOCHEMICAL GENETICS FOR GENETIC COUNSELORS

2 credits.

This course will introduce to the genetics counseling trainee applications of biochemical and molecular diagnostic tests in clinical practice and will review the major classes of inborn errors of metabolism.

MD GENET/​PEDIAT  813 — ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN GENETICS COUNSELING

4 credits.

A two semester program of clinical experiences which explores some of the pertinent professional issues in genetics counseling. The clinical experiences consist of four eight-week rotations which provide many opportunities for trainees to work toward perfecting skills in counseling, interviewing, data collection, case coordination and ongoing follow-along of genetics families.

MD GENET/​PEDIAT  814 — ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN GENETICS COUNSELING

4-5 credits.

The second of a two semester sequence of clinical experiences and didactics which provides opportunities for trainees to obtain professional competency in counseling, interviewing, and case coordination; to explore professional boundaries and limits; and learn strategies to develop a self-reflective practice.

MD GENET/​GENETICS/​POP HLTH  888 — PUBLIC HEALTH GENOMICS

1 credit.

Public health genomics uses knowledge gained from genetic and molecular research along with a consideration of ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) to prevent disease and improve the health of the population. Students enrolled in this course will be provided an introduction to public health genomics through a review of fundamental principles of genetics, followed by lectures and discussions on the use of genetic information in clinical and research settings and its implications for disease management and prevention. Students will also gain an awareness of policies that guide public health and will be able to discuss current ethical, legal, and social implications of these policies. These learning objectives will be met through readings and videos, lectures, and discussions of recent journal articles and current topics in public health genomics.

MD GENET 990 — RESEARCH

1-12 credits.

MD GENET 993 — SEMINAR IN GENETICS

1 credit.

Sections deal with various aspects of genetics: Drosophila, maize, immunogenetics, developmental genetics, or other special topics. Students may enroll in two or more sections if they wish.

MD GENET 999 — INDEPENDENT WORK

1-3 credits.