340.734.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 2 Credit(s)
Th 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Robert Wojciechowski
    Christine Ladd-Acosta
    Guest Faculty
    Rasika Mathias
    Daniel Shriner
    Debra J. Mathews
    Ingo Ruczinski
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Through readings from current scientific literature, attending class discussions and creating lecture materials for the class, the students will gain a deeper understanding of the following emerging topics in genetic epidemiology: 1) approaches to gene-environment and gene-gene interaction; 2) enrichment analyses such as gene set analysis; 3) analytical techniques suitable for trans-ethnic and admixed population samples; 4) epigenetics; 5) analysis of sequence data; 6) ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genetic and genomics studies; and 7) incorporating novel genetic technologies in various study designs
  • Course Description

    Seminar-style course discussing advanced topics in genetic epidemiology methods. It will build on the knowledge gained in principles of genetic epidemiology 1-3 and provide an opportunity for students to drive the discussion and understand the details of the methods they have learned, as well as gain exposure to specialized topics still evolving in genetic epidemiology and genomics.

  • Intended Audience
    Epidemiology students interested in genetic epidemiology
  • Methods of Assessment

    Group presentation 50%, attendance and participation in discussions 50%.

  • Prerequisites

    340.733; 340.753, 140.623 or 653. Or instructor consent.

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    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.

  • Attendance Policy

    Attendance required for full grade.

  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at