BIOL 575 (Winter)

Human Biochemical Genetics




Instructor(s):
 
N. Braverman (Coordinator)
MUHC
nancy.braverman@mcgill.ca
& Staff      
R. Mackay (Administrator)
TBA
(514) 398-4198
ross.mackay@mcgill.ca
 
Workload:
 
3 credits (3-0-6)
 
 
Prerequisite(s):
 
BIOL 202, BIOL 300 or permission.
 
 
Content:
 
The science of genetics has allowed major advances into our understanding of the basis of human disease.  This course touches on how the study of human systems has led to advances in basic biology.

Topics to be covered include disorders of folate and cobalamin transport and metabolism, lysosomal storage disease, peroxisome disorders, genetics of lipoproteins and human disease, genetics of steroid receptors, genetics of collagen and mitochondrial disease.
 
Readings:
 
Research and review articles selected from current literature.
 
 
Method:
 
Two 1.5 hour lectures per week. In addition, 3-4 student groups will be established from the class and each will be responsible for giving presentations in areas related to the topics covered. Each presentation will be done during an allotted lecture time.
 
Evaluation:
 
1.5 hour mid-term; group presentations, 3 hour final    
Last update: March 22, 2017

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