Jan 17, 2022  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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GHHE 000/5240 - Genetic and Cancer Epidemiology (3 cr.)



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Genetic Epidemiology is a field of study that deals with the genetic etiology and distribution of diseases in populations. This course will provide students with a focused exposure to genetic analysis, with a major emphasis on association analysis. Topics will include different approaches to measuring the association of genes with disease: family history, heritability, and genetic association, how to model gene- environment interactions, epigenetics, and Mendelian Randomization as an approach to causal inference. Students will be exposed to the tools needed to critically review the literature in genetic epidemiology and human genetics. Cancer epidemiology and risk factors will be a particular focus by way of illustration.



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