MEDICAL GENETICS A
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide students with the basics of genetics.
Course contents summary
Mendel and the gene idea. Extensions of Mendelian genetics.
The chromosomal basis of inheritance: the experiments by Morgan and the genetic maps. Sex chromosomes, sex determination and sex-linked disorders.
Examples of human genetics: chromosomal aberrations, autosomal and sex-linked diseases, recessive and dominant diseases.
S. Parmigiani, P. Palanza "Lezioni di Biologia e Genetica Generale" - 2012 Santa Croce
Classroom lectures. Characterized by interactive lectures accompanied by a) seminar on major topic and b) reading and discussing a scientific paper by the students. This allow the student to acquire a better understanding of topic and also improve learning capacities.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam. Multiple choice questions.