Diagnostic and Risk Assessment Analysis (GENC5005)


This unit builds on the knowledge and skills developed in GENC5001 AND GENC5002. It aims to develop an understanding of the biological and molecular basis of cancer syndromes as an example of diagnosis and risk assessment analyses for complex genetic conditions. Additionally, practical training is provided in tools used for risk assessment and probability of outcomes for other genetic conditions.

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5 x 1.5h lectures by faculty/guest lecturers with a case study form the text book Read A. and Donnai D. New Clinical Genetics. 2nd Ed. 2011 as the paradigm for the week, integrated with 2 x 3/4 h Problem Based Learning (PBL) sessions- SMS-Northern, Kolling Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards.


Risk assessment quiz exercises (10 questions) from Chapters 10, 12 & 14, Read and Donnai (60%, 10%, 30% respectively)


Read A, Donnai D. (2015) New Clinical Genetics. 3rd Edition, Scion Publishing; Nussbaum R, McInnes R and Willard H. Thompson & Thompson Genetic in Medicine. 8th Edition 2016 Elsevier ISBN 978 1 437706 96 3.

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Assumed knowledge

Knowledge and skills gained in GENC5002 and GENC5001

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