Description: This course is designed for those interested in a basic understanding of human genetics who have had only a very limited exposure to biologic sciences. This course will cover the basics of genetics at both the molecular and population level. In addition to the basic science, some ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics research will be examined. Examples relevant to public health will be emphasized.
Course Goals: The goal of this course is to teach the basics of genetics so that students who successfully complete the course will be qualified to take Epid 515 and some of the other courses associated with the Certificate in Public Health Genetics.
Competencies: This course serves as the introductory course in public health genetics for students who have not yet taken an undergraduate level genetics course. By the end of the course students should have a firm basic understanding of the legal and social issues associated with human genetics.
This course is cross-listed with in the PUBHLTH 311 department.