415.675.92 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 2 Credit(s)
F 11:00:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • explain the principles of genetic components to common disease using cancer as the example
    • explain the contribution of major gene mutations to the development of cancer
    • describe the multi-faceted aspects of genetic testing for cancer susceptibility
    • use case examples to assess cancer risk
    • explain the psychological aspects of living at increased risk for cancer
  • Course Description

    Equips graduate students enrolled in the JHU/NHGRI genetic counseling program with principles of genetic components to common diseases, using cancer as the example for this course. Introduces key concepts throughout the course through case-based learning.

  • Intended Audience

    Student enrolled in the JHU/NIH genetic counseling program.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Class participation and a case-based take-home 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.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.