Med 202 Genetics, is a course for medical students during their second year.
Instructional techniques in this course consist of regular classroom lecture format,
twice per week one hour and half each.
The course deals with the basic structure of genes, gene expression,
and its regulation, genetic mutations, and polymorphisms. Then, the students
will be introduced to the basic tools used by molecular biologists to study
the above processes. This is followed by studying the principal patterns of
cytogenetics, and the uses of cytogenetics in the diagnosis of chromosomal
abnormalities. We will also investigate the transmission of genetic diseases
in families and in populations.
Finally, several cell signaling pathways will be introduced for the
student and the genetic/molecular basis of cancer will be discussed. Where
appropriate, the course will be supplemented with clinical correlations that
have direct relationships with the topic under investigation.
The frequency and method of student evaluation in this course
consists of two written examinations. Written examinations were of the