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Department: MEGNT-Molecular and Human Genetics
Course: 500-Clinical Genetics for MD/PhD Students

Course Director: Daryl Armstrong Scott, M.D., Ph.D.
Course Faculty: Daryl Armstrong Scott, M.D., Ph.D.
Elective Location:
Elective Offered Terms: 1
Min. Number of Students:Max: 25
Elective Type: Non-Clinical - Foundations
Credit: 1
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
Faculty Approval: No

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Friday 12-2 p.m. Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
The course is aimed at training MD/PhD and graduate students in the applied aspects of clinical genetics. The course is also open to medical students with an interest in clinical genetics. Students will learn how Human Geneticists address medical problems in the clinic and related scientific questions in the laboratory. The course will provide opportunities for students to gain training in translational biology with a specific emphasis on clinical genetics. First Class: Friday, August 5; Location: M122 or R808; Additional Class Dates: Aug. 12, Aug. 19, Aug. 26, Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Sept. 23, & Sept. 30
Learning Activities
The course will consist of a 1 hour didactic lecture presented by residents in Clinical Genetics followed by a small group session aimed at identifying scientific questions that stem from that lecture and the techniques that could be used to address those questions.
Evaluation Methods
The course will be Pass/Fail. Students must attend and participate in 7 out of 8 classes (didactic and small group) and write a two page scientific abstract at the end of the class based on one of the topics discussed or a topic of their choosing. The abstract will have a short background/significance section followed by 2 to 3 specific aims with a brief plan for addressing them.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Fridays, 12:00-2:00 p.m., M122, R808
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Judi Coleman
Contact Phone: 713-798-5056
Contact Fax: 713-798-8597
Contact Location:
Address: BCM 225

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