The aim of this course in providing a student with a thorough grounding in the basics of human genetics. The student will acquire advanced knowledge about the organization of nuclear and mitochondrial genomes and about DNA variability.
Additionally, the student will learn the classical concepts of inheritance transmission patterns, the principles of genetic characterization and multifactorial traits and diseases.
A special focus of the course will be given on the interaction of genes and environment in the complex biological systems of the human body under normal conditions and diseases.
Last, the course will be conducted through an experimental approach to develop the scientific methodology, skills that will increase the student abilities in clinical decisions and problem solving.