Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student is ecouraged toward a genetic approach in clinical practice of inherited diseases either employing pedigree analysis in risk definition or using the new diagnostic technologies in a proper way.
Course contents summary
Informations and risk calculation from pedigree analysis.
Role and limits of genetic tests in mendelian and multifactorial diseases
Genomics after genome project in clinical practice.
New technologies in genetic diagnosis: perspectives and limits.
Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine Nussbaum RL McInnes RR Willard HF eds, Saudrs Elsevier pub., Philadelphia 2007
Assessment methods and criteria