MATH-438 / 5 credits

Teacher: Goldstein Darlene

Language: English


Summary

This course will cover the major topics in statistical genetics.

Content

Keywords

genetics, genetic epidemiology, pedigree analysis, gene mapping, pedigree analysis, HMM, linkage disequilibrium, GWAS

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

A previous statistics course would be useful.

Recommended courses

A previous statistics course would be useful.

Important concepts to start the course

A good understanding of likelihood would be useful, although we can cover this in the course if necessary.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Choose appropriate analysis for a genetic problem
  • Construct an appropriate genetic model
  • Design a genetic study
  • Compute necessary values for a genetic study
  • Implement correct analysis methods
  • Report results

Transversal skills

  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.

Teaching methods

Lectures plus handwritten as well as computer exercises.

Expected student activities

Class and exercises attendance and participation as well as report writing. Some group work will also be assigned. Students are expected to participate in their learning by attending lectures and practical exercise sessions, posing questions, proposing topics of interest, peer reviewing of preliminary reports, and interacting with teaching staff regarding their understanding of course material.

Assessment methods

Assignments based on group exercises and an individual report on a genetic study.

Dans le cas de l'art. 3 al. 5 du Règlement de section, l'enseignant décide de la forme de l'examen qu'il communique aux étudiants concernés.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Bibliography

To be provided during the course.

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical genetics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical genetics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical genetics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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