Course DescriptionThis course discusses core concepts in basic and applied genetics, exploring their relevance to clinical medicine, public health, and genetic counseling. The course begins with a review of introductory molecular genetics and genetic epidemiology then explores the role of genetics in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease throughout the life cycle. Through readings and threaded online discussions, students also examine the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics in medical practice, research, and population health. The completion of weekly multiple-choice review questions promotes mastery of the information presented. The course culminates with a Journal Club project that allows the student to focus on a topic of personal interest.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required