The Human genetics program consists of two tracks: research and genetic counseling.
The research track of the Human genetics program trains students in the following areas of study and research:
• Gene structure and genome structure (DNA, chromatin, chromosomes, and nucleus)
• Genetic modification (mutation, recombination, transposition)
• Gene expression and control over it (including the control of cell cycle and differentiation)
• Genetics of development processes
• Population genetics
• Human genetics
• Application of genetics in medicine, agriculture, and biotechnology
Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences or exact sciences with a GPA of at least 82.
The program requires completion of 28 credits.
Students who did not complete the courses listed below during their undergraduate studies must complete them in accordance with the decision of the program chairperson, in addition to the required 28 credits. The courses are: Selected topics in classical and molecular genetics, Basics of probability and statistical analysis, Molecular genetics of eukaryotes, or Human heredity, offered by the Faculty of Science; or Statistics, Genetic material and its expressions, Human genetics, and Metabolic and physiological biochemistry, offered by the Faculty of Medicine.
Studies towards a research degree in human genetics include:
1. Research, after which a Master’s thesis is submitted.
2. Attending graduate courses of the track (20 credits minimum), as specified below. The curriculum is approved by the program chairperson at the time of enrollment.
3. Final examination, in accordance with the guidelines of the Graduate Studies Committee.
Below is a guide to courses of the Human genetics program in the research track:
Of the 28 credits required for the Master’s degree, 20 credits must be from courses on genetics. The curriculum is varied and it includes courses in the following subtracks:
Courses marked by an asterisk (ê) are mandatory
Subtrack A - Molecular level
81850 Molecular Biology ê
94304 Regulation of Gene Expression in Animals ê
94921 Developmental Genetics ê
Subtrack B - Clinical Level
94915 Clinical Genetics ê
94917 Introductory Clinical Genetics ê
Subtrack C – General
94925 Human Genetics Seminar - A
94904 Human Genetics Seminar - B
94914 Ethical Issues of Modern Genetics
Subtrack D - Molecular Level
88825 Human Molecular Genetics
94905 Gene Therapy
Subtrack E - Chromosome and Cell Level
88849 Epigenetics and Chromatin
94916 Human Cytogenetics
Subtrack F - Individual Level
94634 The Fundamentals of Embryonic Development
94906 Genetic Counselling
94913 Clinical, Biochemical and Molecular Aspects of Metabolic Disorders
94918 Medical Decision-Making.Coping With Uncertainty
94924 Sonogram as a Tool for Prenatal Diagnosis
Subtrack G - Population Level
76890 Genomics and Bioniformatics
94912 Genome Diversity and Ancient DNA
98450 Genetic Epidemiology
75306 Pathopsychology and Medical Psychology
76880 Functional Genomics
88843 Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of Higher Plan
94667 Stem Cells
94809 Genetic Aspects of Neoplastic Transformation
94848 Selected Topics in Neurogenetics: From Development to Function
94920 Genetic Screening
94927 Advanced Methods to Study Gastrulation in Vertebrae
94928 Pancreas Development and Dynamics
Some courses are offered once every two years. Before registering for a course, make sure that it will take place.