Human Inheritance and Population Genetics

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Human Inheritance and Population Genetics

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Genetics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    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. 

    Learning Outcomes
    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.

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