Bachelor's degree in Obstetrics (to qualify as an obstetrician)

Biological and physical sciences - GENETICA MEDICA

Course code
4S000031
Name of lecturer
Alberto Turco
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
MED/03 - MEDICAL GENETICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
1° ANNO 1° Semestre dal Oct 1, 2019 al Dec 8, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Basic knowledge of human genetics. Understanding of the principles of hereditary transmission of normal and abnormal traits, as well as the origin of biological hereditary variation.

Syllabus

Genomics, Genetics, Epigenetics
The human genome. Pedigrees. Mendelian inheritance. Non traditional inheritance.

Cytogenetics
Standard human karyotype. Anatomy of human chromosomes. Molecular cytogenetics (FISH, aCGH). Numerical and structural chromosome anomalies.

Clinical genetics and bioethics
Genetic counseling. Prenatal diagnosis. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Genetic testing. Stem cells and regenerative medicine. Bioethic and social issues.

Goals
Basic knowledge of human genetics. Understanding of the principles of hereditary transmission of normal and abnormal traits, as well as the origin of biological hereditary variation.

Assessment methods and criteria

In order to pass the exam, students should demonstrate to have learned the necessary knowledges listed in the programme, to demonstrate skills in exposing their arguments in a critical and precise way, using an appropriate scientific language.
The Medical Genetics exam consists of a mutiple choice written test questions, open questions and exercises: 13 multiple choice questions, 5 answers (two points each), and two short open questions. The exam is passed if the score is equal to or greater than 18/30. The positive score is considered valid throughout the academic year. Six exams are planned yearly: two in Winter, 2 in Summer and 2 in Autumn.





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