MEDT 390:  Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics

LECTURE SCHEDULE FALL 2008

Date*

Topic*

W 9/3

Review course policy, History of Molecular Biology

F  9/5

History continued, Central Dogma

M 9/8

Nucleic acid structure, DNA replication

W 9/10

DNA replication

F 9/12

RNA, Parts of a gene

M 9/15

Transcription

W 9/17

Protein and Translation

F  9/19

Finish Module #1

M 9/22

EXAM #1

W 9/24

Introduction to Genetics

F 9/26

Chromosome structure and function

M 9/29

Cell cycle, mitosis and meiosis

W 10/1

Mutations

F  10/3

STR, VNTR, SNIP, Allelic variation

M  10/6

FISH and karotyping

W 10/8

Human Genome

F  10/10

Finish Module #2

M 10/13

EXAM #2

W 10/15

Specimen information and processing

F  10/17

DNA, RNA and protein isolation

M 10/20

Restriction enzymes, plasmids and cloning

W 10/22

Restriction enzymes

F 10/24

Nucleic acid amplification techniques #1

M 10/27

Nucleic acid amplification techniques #2

W 10/29

Nucleic acid amplification techniques #3

F 10/31

Sequencing, pyrosequencing #1

M 11/3

Sequencing, pyrosequencing  #2

W  11/5

Blotting, probes and hybridization

F 11/7

Microarrays

M  11/10

Finish Module #3

W 11/12

EXAM #3

F 11/14

Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

M 11/17

DNA Identity Testing

W 11/19

Infectious Disease Testing

F  11/21

Guest Speaker – Delaware Public Health

M 11/24

Infectious Disease Testing

W 11/26

Hematology

F 11/28

NO CLASS – THANKSGIVING BREAK

M 12/1

Cancer

W 12/3

Inherited Genetic Disease

F 12/5

Inherited Genetic Disease

M 12/8

Finish Module #4

W 12/10

EXAM #4 

*Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

 

 


 




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