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PsychologyGenetic CounselingGeneticsBehavioral Medicine

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

1

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 110 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
1B: The Eugenics Movement 15m
1C: What is Behavioral Genetics? 7m
1D: The John/Joan Case 17m
1E: Phenylketonuria (PKU) 15m
1F: Huntington Disease - Supplementary 18m
Unit 1 Office Hours Video 20m
3 readings
Required Reading #1: Genetics and Human Behaviour: the Ethical Context10m
Required Reading #2: Taboo Genetics10m
Additional resources for Topic #110m
1 practice exercise
Unit 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

2

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 144 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
2B: How to Assess Twin Similarity 14m
2C: Findings from Twin Studies 16m
2D: Are Twin Studies Valid? 19m
2E: Adoption Studies: Not by Twins Alone 13m
2F: Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart (MISTRA) 18m
2G: Conversation with Tom Bouchard - Supplementary 19m
Unit 2 Office Hours Video 26m
2 readings
Required reading: Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart10m
Additional resources for Topic #210m
1 practice exercise
Unit 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

3

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 138 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
3B: Galtonian Inheritance (aka Quantitative Genetics) 19m
3C: How is Heritability Estimated? 22m
3D: What Heritability Is and What It Is Not 12m
3E: Gene-Environment Interaction 21m
3F: Multivariate Approaches - Supplementary 11m
Unit 3 Office Hours Video 30m
2 readings
Required reading: The Human Genome10m
Additional resources Topic #310m
1 practice exercise
Unit 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

4

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 159 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
4B: What Is a Gene? 9m
4C: Three Surprising Findings From the Human Genome Project 13m
4D: Genetic Variation 20m
4E: Williams Syndrome 11m
4F: The X Chromosome 7m
4G: Prader-Willi & Angelman Syndromes 13m
4H: Genetic Regulation and Epigenetics 21m
4I: Epigenetic Inheritance - Supplementary 20m
Unit 4 Office Hours Video 30m
3 readings
Required reading #1: Genomic Medicine10m
Required reading #2: Epigenetics10m
Additional resources Topic #410m
1 practice exercise
Unit 4 Quiz 30m

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