Postgraduate Course: Genetic Epidemiology (PUHR11013)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Statistics and Analysis (PUHR11037)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Block 4 (Sem 2)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 19,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written examination, consisting of short answer questions.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
| ┐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.
|Course organiser||Dr James Wilson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4382
|Course secretary||Mr Stuart Mallen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3227