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About the Course

Human genetics explores the genetically determined similarities and differences between human beings. This scientific discipline encompasses a variety of related fields such as molecular genetics, genomics, population genetics and medical genetics. Study of human genetics can help to find answers to questions regarding the inheritance and development of different human phenotypes. The field of medical genetics is quickly growing and dynamically developing thanks to the new technologies such as the next-generation sequencing. Most human diseases have a genetic component. This genetic component varies by disease. Some rare diseases appear to be completely determined by the genome, whereas more common diseases arise from a complex interplay of many genes, the environment and chance. The understanding of how our genomes contribute to disease susceptibility offers the prospect of large gains: it may guide disease diagnostics and prognostics and help in developing new therapies. The overall goal of this course is to describe how the researchers find genes responsible for different diseases and how this information is used to better understand and fight these diseases. You will learn about current approaches for finding single genetic variants underlying monogenic (Mendelian) diseases and sets of variants responsible for more complex, multifactorial ones. Furthermore, you will learn how the identification of these genetic variants makes it possible to understand how the affected biological pathways lead to disease development. During the final week of the course, we will talk more about clinical applications of the genetic findings. Upon completing the course, you will be able to: - give examples of monogenic and complex disorders - recognise patterns of Mendelian inheritance of monogenic diseases; - understand and describe principles and methods of gene mapping ; - describe the main steps and principles of genome-wide association studies (GWAS); - give examples of modern technologies that are currently used to find variants underlying human diseases; - discuss the approaches to finding causative variants underlying complex disorders; - discuss the possibilities and areas of application of genetic findings....

Top reviews

Dec 3, 2020

Awesome course, great lectures :D Agree though that this is more of an intermediate course, so probably not the best for beginners. :D

Jun 29, 2020

I have done couple of courses online, this one is something different.It engages and updates you.Thanks for the knowledge shared.

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By Ruddhi S M

Jun 30, 2020

Loved it, gained lots of knowledge. Thankyou .

By Julia F C

Jul 22, 2020

Excelente curso,temas y docentes!!

By Carlos B

Jan 5, 2022

A very challenging experience.

By Dr. P M B

Nov 6, 2021

wonderful course thank you


May 1, 2021

Very good and complete

By Shivani S

Mar 25, 2020

Awesome course !!!

By Rodrigo V O

Mar 5, 2018

I love this course

By Arely F N G

Apr 29, 2021

Excelente curso

By Juan P G A

Mar 4, 2019

Excelente curso


Nov 3, 2020

Muchas gracias

By Artem E

Sep 9, 2018

Good Course


Apr 30, 2021


By Nicholas Y

Jul 21, 2020

Great course for understanding theoretical principles of genomics, GWAS, NGS and other aspects of bioinformatics. Would've like to see a bit more practical assignments, maybe work with some real data or perform a replication of an existing GWAS project.

By Ahmad m j

Feb 10, 2020

It was perfect course for my as eleventh grader it’s a very beneficial course, which helped me to discover more about diseases and genomes


Jun 27, 2021

I enjoyed this course. This is exellent and informative. I have learned how to solve statistic-based questions.


Jul 3, 2020

It's a very nice and educational course. I would love to take more similar courses in the future.

By Tânia G M

Nov 5, 2021

Could be more pratical, but the classes were very interesting and the teachers are very good

By Alvina P

May 23, 2020

It was really helpful to increase my knowledge about the subject.

By Mohammad S K

Dec 15, 2019

If Certificate will be free, Thats much better.

By Hoda E

Sep 17, 2019

Thanks for all doctors who have done this incredible work. it's full of beneficial information, but some topics were hardly understandable and some others were quite broad that was hard to get every thing in detail, but I'll keep learning until i understand them.

thank you very much, your course was like doors to decide which door is correct choice for me ^_^

By Robert S

May 3, 2021

Unfortunately there are no hands on exercises (no programming assignments). Also the statistical aspects are not really explained. Since these are essential in understanding and using the presented techniques the course is unfortunately only of limited ues.