Human genetics

Course Code :1058FBDBMW
Study domain:Biomedical Sciences
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:
Contact hours:40
Credits:5
Study load (hours):140
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Guy Van Camp
Erik Fransen

3. Course contents *

The following chapters  from the book "Genetics and genomics in medicine" are treated in the course:

Chapter 6: Principles of Gene regulation and epigenetics

Chapter 7: Genetic variation producing diseases-causing abnormalities in DNA and chromosomes

Chapter 8: Identifying disease genes and genetic susceptibility to complex diseases

Chapter 10: Cancer genetics and genomics

10.3: Genomic instability and epigenetic dysregulation in cancer

10.4: New insights from genomewide studies of cancers

10.5: Genetic inroads into cancer therapy

Chapter 11: genetic testing

The content includes the following self study packages (with seminars):

  • ZS1: nomenclature of genetic variants
  • ZS2: gene editing
  • ZS3: techniques for detecting genetic variants