Jan 27, 2021  
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) 
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIO2 4011/F - Medical Genetics

Cr Hrs: 3.5, 7
Session Length: 2 and 4 weeks


This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 3.5 or 7 credit hours. The student should function with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in several of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation. This elective course combines clinical experience in the evaluation of genetic disorders with basic understanding of medical genetics. The clinical experience involves assisting in obtaining family pedigree, physical examinations of patients, investigative tests, differential diagnosis and genetic counseling. The course includes a rotation through the Cytogenetics Laboratory and the Biochemical and Molecular Genetic Laboratory with emphasis on the application of new cytogenetics and molecular genetic discoveries to clinical genetic practice. The topics to be discussed are: 1) Clinical case reports; 2) Disorders of inborn errors of metabolism; 3) Chromosomal syndromes (cytogenetic, molecular cytogenetic diagnosis, and comparative hybridization arrays) and 4) Molecular diagnosis. A short presentation on a case of interest is required.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 1
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Knoxville
Hospital: University of Tennessee Medical Center, University Genetics -Knoxville
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships

Term offered: Fall, Spring

Fall - Instructor of Record: Ilse Anderson - ianderso@utmck.edu
Spring - Instructor of Record: Ilse Anderson - ianderso@utmck.edu
Course Coordinator: Deanna Porter - dkporter@utmck.edu - 865-305-4323

Website: https://www.utmedicalcenter.org/university-genetics-center-home/
Prior Authorization: Yes
Blocks Not Offered: Variable
Off-cycle timing allowed: Negotiable
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Overnight Call and/or Float: No
Time off for interviews: Yes-Students may be allowed some time off provided they contact the administrator at least 4 weeks prior to the onset of the rotation.

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