HUMGEN 645 - Cancer Genetics
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Human Genetics (HUMGEN)
Department: MED Human Genetics
1 (Non-LSA credit).
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Permission of instructor.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will focus on the quickly evolving field of cancer genetics. The course objective is to enable students to identify, counsel, and manage high-risk cancer patients. Numerous themes will be explored including the biological basis of cancer, risk assessment models, inherited cancer syndromes, genetic testing for cancer, screening and cancer prevention, and ethical and psychosocial issues encountered in cancer syndrome families.

This half semester course provides an introduction to the cancer genetics specialty. Covered topics include the biology of cancer, inherited colorectal cancer syndromes, inherited breast/ovarian cancer syndromes, rare inherited cancer syndromes, genetic counseling for cancer risk, and genetic testing for cancer syndromes. Students learn and practice the use of risk assessment models.

HUMGEN 645 - Cancer Genetics
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001 (SEM)
F 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Note: Must be enrolled in the Genetic Counseling program or have permission of instructor
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