School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Human Genetics and Genomics

Module code: BIO323

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 6, 9, 11: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Contact: Dr Jayne Dennis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: any 2nd year genetics module

This course will introduce personal human genomics. We will examine the potential and pitfalls of applying human genetics and genomics to individual humans. The lectures will examine the structure and functions of the human genome, and technologies used to study these. We will survey methods for making inferences from genomic data about: ancestry, genealogy, genetically determined traits, drug efficacy, genome x environment interactions, and genetic diseases. The course will introduce concepts and methods of functional genomics and pharmacogenomics. Workshops will cover ethical aspects of personal genomics, the limitations of personal genomics, data interpretation and the need for model organisms.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 6