GS11 1092 Genetic Epidemiology of Chronic Disease
Hanis, Craig. Two semester hours. Spring annually. Prerequisite: none
This course will expose students to the evidence and logic involved in inferring the contribution of genetic mechanisms to those diseases of public health importance. Emphasis will be on developing a framework for assessing the impact of genes on common disease, but will not include detailed methodological developments or statistical techniques. The format will be a weekly 2 hour session in which a single disease will be examined. In this way students will be exposed to a broad spectrum of diseases and see the similarities of the problems inherent to each and also the uniqueness of each.