Medical Genetics and Genomics

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Medical Genetics and Genomics

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Pre-requisites: Cell Biology, Biochemistry
    Students will build on their knowledge of classical genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry. Teaching of molecular genetics, epigenetics and genomics technologies will be underpinned by vital elements of biochemistry needed to fully appreciate these complex and exciting fields. Students will be introduced to the fields of medical and population genetics through the study of common and rare human genetic disorders and genetic studies on experimental organisms. The importance of genetics and genomics to humanity will be explored through the study of diagnostic genetics and an introduction to genetic counselling. Throughout the module consideration will be given to recent developments, current practices and ethical considerations in genetic research and practice.
    Assessment: Structured Questions & Summary (30%) ; Practical Report (20%) ; Exam (50%).
    *All transcripts are issued in UK credits.

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