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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences : Public Health Research

Postgraduate Course: Genetic Epidemiology (PUHR11013)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will provide an introduction to the basic principles of genetic epidemiology applied to complex diseases of public health importance. The course will introduce sufficient basic concepts in genetics to motivate the later explanations, and then consider the range of study designs used in practice and the rationales for these. Appropriate statistical methods will be outlined and other issues such as public on-line sources of genetic data and ethical principles will also be discussed.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Statistics and Analysis (PUHR11037)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 4 (Sem 2)
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 19, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 77 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written examination, consisting of short answer questions.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
┐Understand basic concepts in genetics such as recombination, PCR, microsatellite markers, etc.
┐Understand the concept of complex, as opposed to Mendelian, diseases.
┐Be familiar with commonly used study designs, such as association and nuclear family designs, and understand strengths and weaknesses of these.
┐Understand the principles of the appropriate methods of statistical analysis for these designs.
┐Be able to evaluate and assess published literature in genetic epidemiology.
┐Have exposure to on-line sources of genetic data.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.chs.med.ed.ac.uk/education/mph/
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr James Wilson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4382
Email: Jim.Wilson@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Stuart Mallen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3227
Email: Stuart.Mallen@ed.ac.uk
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