Genetics in human health 368

Module code GTS 368
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Application of modern genetics to human variability, health and disease. Molecular origin of Mendelian and multifactorial diseases. The use of polymorphisms, gene mapping, linkage and association studies in medical genetics. Genetic diagnosis: application of cytogenetic, molecular and genomic techniques. Congenital abnormalities, risk assessment and genetic consultation. Prenatal testing, population screening, treatment of genetic diseases and gene-based therapy. Pharmacogenetics and cancer genetics. Ethical aspects in medical genetics.

Module credits 18.00
NQF Level 07
Prerequisites GTS 251 and GTS 261 GS
Contact time 1 practical/tutorial per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Period of presentation Semester 2

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