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3222. Medical Cytogenetics

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: MCB 2400 or 2410 or 2413; open to students in the Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Study of the structure and function of chromosomes, evaluation of types and mechanisms of chromosome aberrations, selection and analysis of laboratory methods for clinical testing, and the relevance and reporting of chromosome changes associated with genetic disease.

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3223. Laboratory in Cytogenetics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DGS 3222, which may be taken concurrently; open only to students enrolled in the Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Program, others with consent of instructor.

Grading Basis: Graded

Human chromosome morphology and identification, aseptic technique, lymphocyte culture and harvest, chromosome banding, karotyping and microscopic analysis of normal and abnormal cases. Four additonal laboratory sessions are required during the first half of the semester.

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3225. Microscopy & Chromosome Imaging

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: DGS 3223, which may be taken concurrently; open only to students in the DGS program. Not open for credit to students who have passed DGS 287.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theory and techniques of brightfield and fluorescence microscopy, and computerized chromosome imaging.

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3226. Current Genetic Research

2.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: DGS 3222 or MCB 2410 or MCB 2413.

Grading Basis: Graded

Retrieval, review and discussion of current primary genetics literature in addition to attending and reviewing University research seminars/guest speakers. May be repeated one time for credit.

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3999. Independent Study for Undergraduates

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Designed primarily for students who wish to extend their knowledge in some specialized area in the field of diagnostic genetic sciences. May be repeated for credit.

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4095. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Application of the scientific method of inquiry to planning, implementation, evaluating and reporting a study of a problem in cytogenetics. May be repeated for credit.

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4224. Cancer Cytogenetics

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: DGS 3222; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Genetic basis of cancer, chromosome instability syndromes, processing of tumor samples, chromosomal changes of solid tumors and hematologic malignancies, and nomenclature of acquired changes.

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4234. Diagnostic Molecular Technologies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MCB 2400 or 2410(DGS majors must take MCB 2410);AH 3121 or MCB 4211(can be taken concurrently); open to students in the DGS and MLS Programs; others with instructor's consent. Cannot be taken after passing DGS 4235,4503,4510,4511,4514,4515,4550,260,277.

Grading Basis: Graded

DNA and RNA diagnostic technologies used in clinical settings; clinical applications in prenatal diagnosis; cancer management, transplantation, paternity testing, forensic medicine and microbiology.

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4234W. Diagnostic Molecular Technologies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MCB 2400 or 2410(DGS majors must take 2410);ENGL 1010,1011, or 2011;AH 3121 or MCB 4211(can be taken concurrently);open to students in the DGS Prgm, others with inst. consent.Cant be taken after passing DGS 4235,4503,4510,4511,4514,4515,4550,260,277.

Grading Basis: Graded

DNA and RNA diagnostic technologies used in clinical settings; clinical applications in prenatal diagnosis; cancer management, transplantation, paternity testing, forensic medicine and microbiology.

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4235. Laboratory in Molecular Diagnostics

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: DGS 4234, which may be taken concurrently; open to students enrolled in the Diagnostic Genetic Sciences and Medical Laboratory Sciences Program, others with instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

DNA isolation, blotting techniques, fluorescent in situ hybridization, polymerase chain reaction and Genprobe assay.

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4236. Case Studies in Molecular Pathology

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: DGS 4235, which may be taken concurrently; open to Diagnostic Genetic Science students. Not open to students who have passed DGS 4503.

Grading Basis: Graded

Clinical cases in molecular pathology are presented and discussed.

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4246. Contemporary Issues in Human Genetics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to junior or senior Allied Health Sciences and Diagnostic Genetic Sciences majors; others by instructor consent

Grading Basis: Graded

Historical and contemporary issues relevant to human genetics, including the layperson's understanding of genetic testing and diagnosis; and the ethical, legal, and social issues associated with them.

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4248. Advanced Karyotyping and Report Writing

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: DGS 3222, DGS 3223 and DGS 4224; open only to students enrolled in the DGS Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Karyotyping constitutional and cancer cytogenetic cases, diagnosing cytogenetic syndrome/conditions and cytogenetic changes associated with neoplasms. Writing complete, precise, and accurate cytogenetic reports.

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4402. Specimen Preparation, Nucleic Acid Isolation and Assessment

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: DGS molecular diagnostic sciences concentration students only; must earn a "C" or better in DGS 4234 or DGS 4234W, and DGS 4235

Grading Basis: Graded

Practicum experience in specimen preparation for molecular testing, nucleic acid isolation, and nucleic acid quality control assessment.

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4503. Amplification Methods

6.00 credits

Prerequisites: In order to enroll in this course, a student must have earned a 'C' or better in DGS 4234, 4235, and 4236; open to DGS molecular students only.

Grading Basis: Graded

Practicum experience in DNA and/or RNA amplification stressing polymerase chain reaction.

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4510. In Situ Hybridization Methods

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DGS 4234 and 4235; open to DGS molecular students only.

Grading Basis: Graded

Practicum in fluorescence in situ hybridization or other in situ hybridization techniques.

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4512. Cloning Techniques

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DGS 4234 and 4235; open to DGS molecular students only.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theory and techniques of cloning.

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4513. Blotting Applications

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DGS 4234 and 4235; open to DGS molecular students only.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theory and techniques of nucleic acid and/or protein blotting (e.g. Southern blot, reverse clot blot).

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4515. Microbiological Applications of Molecular Diagnostics

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DGS 4234 and 4235; open only to Molecular Diagnostic Sciences students, others with instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Practicum experience in the application of molecular technologies to microbiology.

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4604. Sequencing Techniques and Data Analysis

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DGS molecular diagnostic sciences concentration students only; must earn a "C" or better in DGS 4234 or DGS 4234W, and DGS 4235

Grading Basis: Graded

Practicum experience in nucleic acid sequencing and data analysis.

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4810. Suspension Cell Culture, Harvest & Analysis

6.00 credits

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DGS 3222, 3223, and 4224, and 4248; open to DGS majors only.

Grading Basis: Graded

Techniques for processing suspension cell cultures and for isolating and identifying human chromosomes from suspension cell samples (bloods, bone marrows, and/or solid tumors). Culture, harvest, staining, microscopic analysis, and karyotyping of suspension cell samples will be covered.

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4820. Attached Cell Culture, Harvest, & Analysis

6.00 credits

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DGS 3222, 3223, and 4224, and 4248; open to DGS majors only.

Grading Basis: Graded

Techniques for processing attached cell cultures and for isolating and identifying human chromosomes from attached cell samples (amniotic fluids, chorionic villus samples, products of conception, skin biopsies, and/or tumors, etc.). Culture, harvest, staining, microscopic analysis, and karyotyping of attached cell samples will be covered.

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4830. Molecular Cytogenetic Technologies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DGS 3222, 3223, 4224, 4234, 4235, and 4248; open to DGS majors only.

Grading Basis: Graded

Hands-on experience in fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and other molecular cytogenetic technologies as applicable (e.g.: microarrays).

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4850. Investigative Topics in Laboratory Genetics

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DGS 3222, 3223, 4224, 4234, 4235, 4236, and 4248; and AH 4241. Open to DGS majors only.

Grading Basis: Graded

Exploration of an area of individual interest in laboratory or clinical genetics.

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4997. Honors Research

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Honors students.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

Design and implementation of an honors research project.

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