MDL 243 - Introduction to Clinical Molecular Diagnostics

Course Description

Effective: 2011-08-01

Provides the fundamentals of genetics and inheritance along with an overview of the basic principles of clinical molecular diagnostics. Discusses the use of common molecular techniques in the diagnosis of disease.
2 Credits, Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student the basic concepts and techniques used in molecular diagnostics. Topics to be covered include: history of molecular concepts; nucleic acid function and structure; human genetics; DNA structure; nucleic acid isolation, identification and amplification techniques; and components of a clinical molecular diagnostics

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: Must be in the final year of the Medical Laboratory Technology AAS degree program or have division approval.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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