Welcome to HMB265H1S General and Human Genetics Course Syllabus Summary 2009-2010 Winter Session Instructors: Dr. Maria Papaconstantinou, Human Biology (lectures 1-12) Dr. Belinda Chang, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Cell & Systems Biology (lectures 14-24) Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:10 to 4:00 pm, Convocation Hall Arts & Science Calendar Course Overview [24L, 12T]:An introduction to classical and modern methods of genetic analysis. Topics include Mendelian genetics, the genetics of human population and disease, genomics, and applications of genetics to human society.Exclusion:BIO260H1, BIO207H5 Prerequisite:BIO150Y1Co-requisite:BIO250Y1/(BIO240H1, BIO241H1)/BIO255Y1Course Description:An understanding of genetics is essential for all life science students, and is becoming increasingly important for all members of society. This course is designed to give you a solid grounding in genetics. Topics include Mendelian genetics, the genetics of human population and disease, genomics, and applications of genetics to human society. A variety of activities—lectures, readings, mandatory tutorial quizzes, and assignments—are planned to help you learn the material. To do well in the course, we recommend that you participate fully in all of these activities and that you keep up to date with the material. We hope you enjoy the course. Lecture notes will be posted under Course Documentsbefore the lecture, please bring a printed copy to class. Make sure you have a copy of the lecture notes in your possession well before quizzes, the mid-term test and the exam in the event of a problem accessing the course website.