Diagnostic and Risk Assessment Analysis (GENC5005)


This unit builds on the knowledge and skills developed in GENC 5001 AND GENC 5002. It aims to develop an understanding of the biological and molecular basis of cancer syndromes as an example of complex genetic conditions. Practical training in tools used for risk assessment and probability of outcomes that are important in cancer genetic counselling is provided.

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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.


Pedigree, risk analysis for cancer case study (100%)


Read A, Donnai D. (2011) New Clinical Genetics. 2nd Edition Scion Publishing
Schneider KA (2012) Counselling about cancer. 3rd edition. Wiley Blackwell

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