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3100. Cytogenetic Technologies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to students in the Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Program and Diagnostic Genetic Sciences certificates.

Grading Basis: Graded

Study of human chromosome morphology and identification, including chromosome variants and abnormalities. Methodologies in cytogenetic testing for multiple sample types.

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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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4234. Diagnostic Molecular Technologies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MCB 2400 or 2410; AH 3121 or MCB 4211 (which may be taken concurrently); open to students in DGS & MLS Programs, others w/ instructor consent. May not be taken out of sequence after passing DGS 4235, 4503, 4510, 4511, 4514, 4515, 4550.

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; ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; AH 3121 or MCB 4211 (can be taken concurrently); open to students in DGS or MLS Prgm, others w/ inst. consent. Cannot be taken out of sequence after passing DGS 4235, 4503, 4510, 4511, 4514, 4515, 4550.

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; open only to students enrolled in the DGS and MLS programs, others with instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Nucleic acid isolation, blotting techniques, fluorescencet in situ hybridization, conventional and real-time polymerase chain reaction. Adhering to clinical laboratory quality guidelines, students obtain practical experience with molecular techniques for the detection and diagnosis of disease.

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4236. Case Studies in Molecular Pathology

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: DGS 4235; open to Diagnostic Genetic Science students and Diagnostic Genetic Sciences certificate students in either Cytogenetics or Molecular concentrations.

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 to junior and senior Allied Health Sciences and Diagnostic Genetic Sciences majors and Diagnostic Genetic Sciences certificate students in either Cytogenetics or Molecular concentrations; others with consent of instructor.

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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4402. Specimen Preparation, Nucleic Acid Isolation and Assessment

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Students must earn a "C" or better in DGS 4234/W and 4235; open to Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Molecular concentration majors and Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Molecular concentration certificate students.

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: student must have earned a "C" or better in DGS 4234, 4235, and 4236; open to Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Molecular concentration majors and Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Molecular concentration certificate students.

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 "C" or better in DGS 4234 and 4235; open to Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Molecular concentration majors and Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Molecular concentration certificate students.

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 "C" or better in DGS 4234 and 4235; open to Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Molecular concentration majors and Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Molecular concentration certificate students.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theory and techniques of cloning.

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4513. Blotting Applications

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: A "C" or better in DGS 4234 and 4235; open to Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Molecular concentration majors and Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Molecular concentration certificate students.

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: student must have earned a "C" or better in DGS 4234 and 4235; open only to Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Molecular concentration majors and Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Molecular concentration certificate students; others with consent of the instructor.

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: Students must earn a "C" or better in DGS 4234/W and 4235; open to Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Molecular concentration majors and Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Molecular concentration certificate students.

Grading Basis: Graded

Practicum experience in nucleic acid sequencing and data analysis.

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4850. Investigative Topics in Laboratory Genetics

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in DGS 4234 or 4234W, 4235, and 4236; open only to Diagnostic Genetic Sciences majors, others with instructor consent.

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 and Diagnostic Genetic Sciences certificate students in either Cytogenetics or Molecular concentrations.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

Design and implementation of an honors research project.

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