Molecular epidemiology covers the application of methods in molecular biology to epidemiology. The main topics covered are molecular association studies, the use of biomarkers and susceptibility genes.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Medicine and Public Health|
Not currently offered
This course includes: Module 1 - Basic Concepts in Genetics: Meiosis and Mitosis; recombination and crossing over; cytogenetics; fertilisation and development. Module 2 - Basic Concepts in Molecular Biology: Structure of DNA; restriction endonucleases; restriction fragment length polymorphisms; satellites; variable number tandem repeats; sequencing; polymerase chain reaction. Module 3 - Molecular Association Studies in Epidemiological Research: Designs of molecular association studies, sources of bias, critical appraisal. Module 4 - Biomarkers and disease susceptibility in Oncology: Use of biomarkers; susceptibility genes and genetic polymorphisms. Module 5 - Technical Considerations in Using biomarkers: Content, construct and criterion validity. Module 6 - Molecular Epidemiology in Infectious Disease: Detection of pathogens; subtyping of isolates; susceptibility to disease; defining host responses to treatment. Module 7 - Public health implications in molecular epidemiology using molecular epidemiology in screening tests.
|Assumed Knowledge||EPID6420 Epidemiology A and EPID6430 Epidemiology B, undergraduate level of biology.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
|Compulsory Components||None listed|
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for EPID6440|