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Genetics and Genomics in Medicine - MEDI209

During this unit you will explore the science and technologies underlying the use of genetics/genomics and other "omics" and their application in personalised medicine. You will revise the molecular bases for inheritance, and the DNA/RNA technologies that are revolutionising medical genetics and genomics. You will apply principles of classical genetics to understand the inheritance of defined traits and simple (monogenic) diseases, examine newer approaches for understanding the inheritance of common diseases, and learn about the behaviour of genes in populations. The emerging discipline of genomic medicine and the use of personal "omic" information for clinical care is examined. Cancer is emphasised as a leading example of the use of genomics and other "omics" data for the personalised diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and response to therapy of patients.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

MED 0 - Bachelor of Clinical Sciences offerings (interim until 6x6 is resolved for University)

Staff Contact(s): Professor Mark Baker

Admission to BClinSc and (12cp at 100 level) and (6cp at 200 level) Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
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Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

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