GS11 1093 Clinical Genetics in Epidemiology

Daiger, Stephen P. Three semester hours. Spring, annually. Grading System: Letter Grade. Prerequisite: Recent college Biology or equivalent.

The intent of this course is for students to understand the role clinical genetics plays in the practice of epidemiology, and the relationship between epidemiology and medical genetics. Emphasis will be on the practice of medical genetics as it may be encountered by professionals in public health. Teaching will be by didactic classroom instruction in which subject  material covers basic biology of clinical genetics, genetic diseases and birth defects as seen in a medical genetic clinic; the provision of genetic services in Texas; and public policy issues relating to the practice of medical genetics. This course is cross-listed at School of Public Health (SP2830).