Human Inheritance and Population Genetics
Dublin City University
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
The purpose of this module is to build on the principles of genetics and genomics from earlier modules in the programme with a focus on the human genome. Students will develop a good understanding of how this knowledge has been extended and developed to analyse, manipulate and understand the genomes of humans in different populations. This will be achieved by gaining knowledge in human inheritance and genetic variation of both mendelian and non-mendelian traits. Knowledge of how to measure genetic diversity in a population of samples and investigate linkage patterns, selective processes and population admixture. Knowledge of the latest in genome technology and analysis. Students are expected to attend lectures and participate in tutorial discussions.
1. Knowledge and understanding of human inheritance (mendelian and non-mendelian), biometrical and quantitative genetics.
2. Knowledge and understanding of historical and contemporary approaches to disease gene identification.
3. Relate methods for quantifying mutation co-occurrence.
4. Assess population DNA data using a spectrum of tools and strategies.
5. Calculate various tests for inheritance, association, linkage disequilibrium, genetic diversity and selection.