Course Code: SBMS3214
Course Title: Medical Genetics
Unit: 3
Faculty Package / Core / Elective: Major Elective
Concentration Area: Nil
Year of Study: Year 3 or above
Term: 1
Pre-requisit:: Nil
Co-requisite: Nil
Course Coordinator:

Professor GU Shen Linda


It is becoming clear that all aspects of a person including one’s health are influenced by the expression of their genes. The use of genetic information for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases has become an important tool in clinical medicine. The course will start from pedigree studies and construction, to single gene inheritance, multigenic and multifactorial conditions, chromosomal inheritance, complex traits and population genetics, and conclude with the application of clinical genetics in genetic counselling. By studying the impact of congenital defects or chronic diseases on individuals and families, cross-cultural issues, and risk perception, students will also be exposed to bioethics topics related to prenatal diagnosis, genetic counselling and decision-making.

Offering Year: 2019/20 onwards

Note: Course details and requirement are to be updated from time to time. Students are advised to visit this website and CUSIS for the most updated information.