PRINCIPLES OF GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY 4 Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Evaluate the various approaches to gene-gene and gene-environment interaction, and enrichment analyses such as gene set analysis and pathway analysis.
- Use public databases and bioinformatics approaches to data mining and annotation.
- Evaulate the use of endophenotypes, extreme sampling, and other strategies to maximize the use of existing data.
- Evaluate and compare design choices, laboratory methods, and statistical approaches for sequencing studies
Discusses advanced topics in genetic epidemiology methods. Builds on the knowledge gained in Principles of Genetic Epidemiology 1-3. Students discuss the details of the methods they have learned, and are also exposed to cutting-edge topics not yet in the mainstream. Also covers emerging topics such as CNV analysis, epigenetic analysis, sequencing analysis, and admixture mapping. Students also carry out an independent analysis project through the term.
Epidemiology students interested in genetic epidemiology
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: group presentation 50%, individual article critique 50%
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
340.733; 340.753, 140.623 or 653.
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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