Concepts in Human Genetics

The course will discuss the application of genetics principles to the human species. All major areas of genetics such as transmission genetics, cytogenetics, biochemical genetics, molecular genetics and population genetics will be covered. The emphasis will be placed on fundamental concepts and technological advances in the study of human genetics as they pertain to medical practice. The principles of human genetics applied to counseling, screening, ethics, law, and the evaluation of their social implications will also be addressed. The laboratory sessions will focus on the practical analysis of various case studies related to different human genetic disorders. Oral presentation of primary literature articles by the students is expected.