Course Description

410.736 - Genomic and Personalized Medicine

This integrative course will be of interest to a wide variety of students in different concentration areas. Applying knowledge from their core courses and introductory bioinformatics, students will examine the current applications of whole genome sequencing and genome-wide association studies in clinical medicine, and explore evolving applications and their impact on future medical diagnoses and treatments. Students will review both established and emerging sequencing platforms in detail. This course will closely examine whole-genome sequencing applications in inherited and heritable diseases and cancer, amongst others. Class discussions will include ethical, legal, regulatory, and economic implications of genomic medicine. Students and faculty will regularly report on new developments in the field as they emerge throughout the course. Prerequisites: 410.601 Biochemistry; 410.602 Molecular Biology; 410.633 Introduction to Bioinformatics.