BMB 526 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETICSFall, 2006 Course FacultyJohn L. Wang (course coordinator) Office: 402C Biochemistry Building. Tel: 353-9542 E-mail: [email protected]Andrea Amalfitano Office: 4194 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building. Tel: 355-6463 (ext: 1537) E-mail: [email protected]Rebecca MacFalda Office: B240 Life Sciences. Tel: 355-1297 E-mail: [email protected]Carol Wilkins Office: 116B Biochemistry Building. Tel: 353-4927 E-mail: [email protected]Course ObjectivesThe general objective of this course is to instruct students in the basic concepts, principles, and language of molecular biology and human genetics and to equip students to analyze diseases and the responses to diseases in molecular and genetic terms. These principles will be illustrated using examples from clinical practice. We anticipate that this training will enable students to recognize and solve genetic problems encountered in subsequent clinical training and experience. Specific educational objectives for various sections of this course are included in the body of the coursepack. These objectives represent a subset of the core competencies in genetics that are expected of all health professionals, as put forth in guidelines from the American Society for Human Genetics and the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics. PrerequisitesThis course assumes no prior experience or instruction in molecular biology and genetics beyond elementary college biology. Mastery of concepts introduced in prior first-year medical school courses (e.g., BMB514) will be expected. Course Credit by Waiver ExaminationFor students with strong prior instruction or experience in molecular biology and human genetics, a waiver examination will be offered on Sunday, August 27, 2006 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Room E-105, Fee Hall. The examination may comprise multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions. The pass level for this waiver exam will be 75% for all students (CHM and COM). In accordance with college policies (July 1996), students may take the waiver exam only once for any specified course. Moreover, students who have taken but not passed the remediation exam for BMB526 will not be eligible to take a subsequent waiver exam. i
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