Academic Courses

Courses offered below are dependent upon enrollment.

Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies for more information.

PEDS 911 — Human Genetics & Cytogenetics Principles (Cross-listed as MMI 911)
2 Credit Hours
Typically Offered: FALL, annually (Five student enrollment required for the course to be taught)
Human genetics principles, etiologies of disease, genetic syndromes, counseling issues, population genetics and ethical considerations in genetics.
Prerequisite: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a biological or related field, and permission of instructor.

PEDS 912 — Human Cytogenetics Laboratory (Cross-listed as MMI 912)
2 Credit Hours
Typically Offered: FALL, annually (Five student enrollment required for the course to be taught)
Development of research tools in human genetics. Includes culture of peripheral blood and human chromosome methodology, analysis and identification.
Prerequisite: PEDS 911 (or concurrent), a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a biological or related field, and permission of instructor.

MMI 921 — Clinical Applications of Molecular Diagnostics
2 Credit Hours
Typically Offered: SPRING, annually
Clinical Applications of Molecular Diagnostics is a graduate course that emphasizes the clinical utility of modern molecular diagnostics. This course is designed as a human genetics course that prepares graduate students with the knowledge required to apply molecular techniques to modern medicine, including clinical testing and diagnosis.
Prerequisite: Admission to a biological sciences graduate program or permission of instructor.

MMI 922 — Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory Techniques
2 Credit Hours
Typically Offered: SPRING, annually
Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory Techniques is a graduate course that emphasizes the clinical utility of modern diagnostics. This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn about and perform common molecular techniques, including, but not limited to, DNA extraction, electrophoresis, PCR, sequencing, and genomic microarray. In addition, this course will promote the development of analysis and troubleshooting skills for the aforementioned techniques, as well as educate students about quality control and regulations required in the clinical diagnostic laboratory setting.
Prerequisite: Admission to a biological sciences graduate program or permission of instructor.

CAHP 412 — Human Genetics
3 Credit Hours
Typically Offered: SPRING, annually
Human Genetics is an undergraduate web based distance education course that emphasizes the basic concepts of human genetics using a molecular approach. The course is designed as a human genetics course that meets the prerequisites for admission to an allied health professional program.
Prerequisite: General or molecular biology, general or organic chemistry, or permission of instructor.

PEDS 727 — Human Cytogenetics
ELECTIVE
The goal of the course is to familiarize students with laboratory techniques in Human Cytogenetics. The course will present techniques and applications of sex chromatin preparations, short-term and longer-term tissue cultures, chromosome preparation and karyotype analysis.
Activiey-Hours/Week: Rounds-0 Didactic conferences-3 Independent learning-0 Research project/lab work-40
Instructor: Jennifer Sanmann, PhD, FACMG
Contact: Joy Higgins; 402-559-8280; UT 3139 (Zip 1205)
Typically Offered: each four weeks
Capacity: 1
Visiting Student Information: Visiting Students are not to contact faculty or clinical departments prior to acceptance through VSAS. Doing so is considered professional breach and may disqualify the student from being offered a rotation.