Upon completion of this course, students will:
- Enhance their writing skills and strategies.
- Learn to read understand and write about the human genetics literature in laboratory reports and reviews of technical literature.
- Understand the basic principles of genetics, including mitosis and meiosis and the processes of replication, transcription and translation.
- Understand the genetic basis of human disease and current approaches to treatment and prevention of genetic disorders
- Relate the study of human genetics to major advances in genomics, bioinformatics, molecular genetics and biotechnology
- Appreciate the interaction between genetic and environmental factors and the development of human characteristics.
- Relate the individual genome to the genetic makeup of the human population and its ramifications to human diversity
- Discuss the application of Human Genetics in career areas including biomedical technology, pre-medical, secondary education, special education, and nursing.
- Ability to collect family history and construct a pedigree and interpret pedigree data.
- PCR and SNP genotyping using agarose gels and real time PCR.
- PCR and DNA sequencing of human mitochondrial DNA and interpretation of geographic patterns; Computer analysis of DNA sequences.
- Understanding of the HapMap, Seattle SNP database and trait mapping.
- Understanding Expansion of Trinucleotide Repeats through PCR and Southern Blots