INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIORAL AND PSYCHIATRIC GENETICS Syllabus
Course Learning ObjectivesUpon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: to be added later
Provides an overview of research methods and their application to the study of behavioral and psychiatric genetics. Briefly introduces necessary concepts in molecular and population genetics. Surveys study designs and analytic methods used to investigate the genetic contribution to human behavior and its disturbances. Study designs include the following: family, twin and adoption studies to evaluate the extent of a genetic contribution; segregations studies to determine the mode of inheritance; linkage and association studies to map genes; and other epidemiologic designs to elucidate gene by environment interactions. These are illustrated through examples of real studies.
Working professionals or students interested in the epidemiology of specific disorder types, the implementation and evaluation of population mental health services, or the measurement and statistical issues that commonly arise when studying mental health.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation and/or a final exam.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
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