MSC 2010Y Molecular Medicine in Human Genetic Disease

Coordinators: Lucy Osborne and Stephen Scherer

This course should encourage students to develop an approach to the genetic analysis, investigation and treatment of human disease. Students will be introduced to useful tools and concepts that enable the study of a wide spectrum of human diseases. These include such topics as: population identification and sample collection; genome scanning with subsequent linkage analysis; mutation detection methods; copy number variation analysis and the use of animal models. Students will be required to prepare a Letter of Intent (LOI) for a proposal that discusses the genetic analysis of a specific human disease. Students will be advised to identify a preceptor to help with their proposal idea. (Time: 1 session 2 hours per week; students may also attend the Molecular Medicine Guest Lecture series which begins in the fall).