RBM2540 - Pathophysiology 2
RBM2560 - Medical Biochemistry
RBM2133 - Cell and Molecular Biology
RBM2540, RBM2560 and RBM2133 apply to ABPY, HBBM and SBBS students only. RBM2560 and RBM2133 apply to NBSC students.
|1.||Describe the structure of the human genome, the functional significance of its various components and how gene expression is regulated;|
|2.||Distinguish between the various types of inheritance patterns and demonstrate an understanding of both Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance;|
|3.||Elucidate genetic disease-causing mechanisms such as various types of DNA mutations, chromosomal abnormalities and epigenetic mechanisms;|
|4.||Identify and elaborate the genetic basis, symptoms, pathogenesis, and principles of diagnosis and treatment options of commonly encountered genetic diseases as well as diseases that have genetic risk factors;|
|5.||Discuss the ethical implications of genetic screening and counselling in relation to each disease.|
|Test||Tests (2 x 10%, 20 minutes each)||20%|
|Assignment||Oral Presentation (10 minutes, 5 minutes of questions)||30%|
|Examination||Final Examination (2 hours)||50%|
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