15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: Single gene disorders are generally rare but are the simplest to analyse. Students will be introduced to the framework of the techniques and data processing that are currently used to find individual genetic changes that are pathogenic in single gene disorders. Students will then be introduced to a series of methods that could be used for testing the effect of mutations on gene function and for testing whether the the gene that causes the pathology has been correctly identified. Reference will be made to current and historic papers to illustrate the development of thinking and techniques in the area.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease):

Teaching timetable


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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK