INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL GENETICS II Syllabus

415.614.92 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 2 Credit(s)
T 5:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • explain genetics in neurogenetics, cardiac defects, cancer genetics, orofacial clefting, genitourinary disorders, skeletal dysplasias, connective tissue disorders
    • discuss impact of a genetic disorder upon an individual and their family
    • compile differential diagnoses based upon major findings of a patient
    • distinguish among genetic conditions specific to a body system
    • differentiate the features of the more common genetic disorders
    • target family and medical histories to disease systems
  • Course Description

    Builds upon the material in 415.613, and emphasizes other organ systems. Includes a patient panel where individuals discuss the impact of a genetic disorder on their lives and the lives of their family. Includes the following topics: neurogenetics, cardiac defects, cancer genetics, orofacial clefting, genitourinary disorders, skeletal dysplasias, connective tissue disorders because knowledge of the genetic contribution to disorders within these categories is critical to the work of genetic counselors and medical geneticists. Prepares students for the board certification exam given by the American Board of Genetic Counseling upon completion of the ScM in genetic counseling.

  • Intended Audience

    ScM students in Genetic Counseling and Medical Genetics Fellows

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: 100% exam

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    415.611, 415.612, and 415.613

  • 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

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