Genetics course University
This course presents students with the concepts of genetics. Students will examine mitosis and meiosis, chromosomes, DNA structure, gene mutation, and genome dynamics.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
Cell Division, Chromosomes, and Patterns of Inheritance
- Analyze similarities and differences between mitosis and meiosis.
- Explain the chromosomal events during mitosis and meiosis that lead to genetic diversity.
- Explain how Mendelian inheritance relates to genes and genetic linkage.
- Explain the role that chromosomes and allelic variation play in heredity.
- Identify the important events occurring in each stage of the cell cycle.
DNA, RNA, and Proteins
- Explain the biological, biochemical, and analytical techniques used to analyze the structure of DNA and RNA.
- Explain the events of DNA replication at the molecular level.
- Illustrate the process of genetic information transfer from DNA to a protein.
- Explain the concept of the genetic code.
- Describe the role of histones and epigenetics in the organization and gene regulation in chromosomal structures.
Gene Regulation, Genetic Mutations, and Genes in Development
- Explain the levels of regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes.
- Analyze genetic mutations.
- Explain the genetic and epigenetic events that lead to cancer.
- Examine variations in chromosome number and arrangement that result in inheritable disorders.
- Explain how the Human Genome Project is used to analyze gene expression.
Gene Development, Behavior, and its Role at the Population Level
- Examine the genetics of behavior using animal models.
- Predict allele frequencies using the Hardy-Weinberg law.
- Identify factors that lead to genetic variations.
- Compare animal models used in developmental genetics research.
- Explain modern genomic concepts.
Biotechnology and Genomics
- Identify various applications of recombinant DNA technology.
- Apply tools of bioinformatics in genomic analysis.
- Evaluate societal and ethical issues in biotechnology.
- Analyze how data from the Human Genome Project is used in pharmacogenomics to optimize personalized medicine therapy.
Life Sciences CourseMate Online Study Tools (with eBook) to Accompany Yashon/Cummings' Human Genetics and Society, 2nd Edition, [Web Access], 1 term (6 months)
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