GS11 1092 Genetic Epidemiology of Chronic Disease

Hanis, Craig. Two semester hours. Spring, annually. Grading System: Letter Grade. Prerequisite: none

This course will expose students to the evidence and logic involved in inferring the contribution of genetic mechanisms to those diseases of public health importance.  Emphasis will be on developing a framework for assessing the impact of genes on common disease, but will not include detailed methodological developments or statistical techniques.  The format will be a weekly two-hour session in which a single disease will be examined.  In this way students will be exposed to a broad spectrum of diseases and see both the uniqueness and the similarities of the problems inherent to each.