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gsw050 - Current Topics of Genetics (Complete module description)
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Module label Current Topics of Genetics
Modulkürzel gsw050
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Human Medicine
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Molecular Biomedicine (Master) > Background Modules
Zuständige Personen
Ebbers, Lena (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Ebbers, Lena (Module responsibility)
Enrolment in Master´s programme Molecular Biomedicine
Skills to be acquired in this module
++ deepened biological expertise
++ deepened knowledge of biological working methods
  + data analysis skills
  + interdisciplinary thinking
++ critical and analytical thinking
++ independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature
++ data presentation and discussion (written and spoken)
  + team work
Module contents
imparting of newest methods and "Hot Topics" in genetics (epigenetics, non-coding RNAs (also with reference to associated diseases)), genome editing, prospects and limitations of studying animal models/organoid cultures of human genetic disease, gene therapy, etc.

reading/analyzing current literature in the field
Klug, Cummings, Spencer, Palladio, Killian, "Concepts of Genetics", Pearson, 2019
Strachan and Read, "Human molecular genetics", CRC Press, 2019
Current publications in genetics journals (e.g. Frontiers in Genetics, Trends in Genetics, PLOS Genetics, Nature Genetics, etc.)
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency Second half of the winter semester
Module capacity 20
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Lecture and Seminar
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge basic knowledge in genetics
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 SoSe 28
Seminar 2 SoSe 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
graded: written examination (50%), portfolio (50%, concept paper and short presentation),
ungraded: technical implementation of the concept paper (production of digital content for science communication (video/podcast))