MEDICAL GENETICS

MEDICAL GENETICS

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Code
68495
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
1 credits during the 3nd year of 9293 BIOMEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES (L/SNT3) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/03
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (BIOMEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES)
semester
2° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Extensionson the most important issues of Medical Genetics, from different pattern of inheritance to technologies of genome analysis and problems concerning prenatal and post-natal genetic diagnosis.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Drawing-up of a family pedigree on the basis of family history.

Using the family tree as help in diagnosis of inherited diseases frequently observed in the Italian population.

Knowledge about most important inherited diseases and their clinical implications.

Knowledge about most important conditions associated with chromosome defects and genetic tests used for their diagnosis.

Knowledge of most important genetic tests (diagnostic, presymptomatic, predictive and prenatal).

Knowledge of the indications for a molecular genetic test.

Knowledge of the most important purposes and how to use genetic counselling.

Knowledge of  individuall and ethical problems concerning the diagnosis of inherited diseases.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Drawing-up of a family pedigree on the basis of family history.

Using the family tree as help in diagnosis of inherited diseases frequently observed in the Italian population.

Knowledge about most important inherited diseases and their clinical implications.

Knowledge about most important conditions associated with chromosome defects and genetic tests used for their diagnosis.

Knowledge of most important genetic tests (diagnostic, presymptomatic, predictive and prenatal).

Knowledge of the indications for a molecular genetic test.

Knowledge of the most important purposes and how to use genetic counselling.

Knowledge of  individuall and ethical problems concerning the diagnosis of inherited diseases.

Teaching methods

The course consists of 10 hours of classroom lessons on all topics of the program,

the last part of each lesson  is dedicated to solving simple genetic problems

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Human Mendelian inheritance: the phenotype analysis.

Drawing-up a family pedigree on the basis of family history.

Different patterns of inheritance: autosomal dominant and recessive, X-linked.

Molecular genetic approach to inherited human diseases, including the methods of next generation sequencing (NGS).

Extension of Mendelian inheritance with examples.

Cytogenetics: karyotype analysis, numerical and structural abnormalities.

Prenatal genetic diagnosis: purposes and diagnostic tecniques.

Multifactorioal traits: elementary basis.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All the topics covered in class are transmitted to the students

Any other, more in-depth material is mentioned in the following textbooks

 

Maurizio Clementi “Elementi di Genetica Medica” EdiSES, 2016

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

NICOLA NIGRO

ISABELLA MURA

LUIGI CAPUT

RENATA BOCCIARDI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course consists of 10 hours of classroom lessons on all topics of the program,

the last part of each lesson  is dedicated to solving simple genetic problems

LESSONS START

According to calendar

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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MEDICAL GENETICS

EXAMS

Exam description

Written test ( 10 multiple choice questions) for the Medical Genetics section.
The examination for the integrated course  is made up of a single written exam for the 3 sub-sections.In order to pass the examination the student has to reach a mark of at least 18/30.

The total amount of time allowed for the examination is 60 minutes.
Students enrolled in other universities or other degree courses who are only required to sit for some of the sub-sections  must achieve an average mark of at least 6, 12 or 18, depending on the number  of modules.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed ­by a final exam alone which aims to ensure that they have actually reached the required level of knowledge.

In order to pass the examination and to reach a mark of at least 18/30,  the students must prove their knowledge on :
 

Drawing-up of a family pedigree on the basis of family history.

Using the family tree as help in diagnosis of inherited diseases frequently observed in the Italian population.

Knowledge about most important inherited diseases and their clinical implications.

Knowledge about most important conditions associated with chromosome defects and genetic tests used for their diagnosis.

Knowledge of most important genetic tests (diagnostic, presymptomatic, predictive and prenatal).

Knowledge of the indications for a molecular genetic test.

Knowledge of the most important purposes and how to use genetic counselling.

Knowledge of  individuall and ethical problems concerning the diagnosis of inherited diseases.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students must make an appointment to talk to professors.(e-mail phone