Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics
The Molecular Diagnostics course will give students background knowledge in DNA and RNA structure and functioning including nuclear packaging, transcription, translation and modifications. We will also cover basic genetic inheritance. Specific methods we will perform or discuss will include nucleic acid isolation and detection, target amplification and sequencing of target genes. We will also address the use of molecular methods to identify microorganisms, classify neoplasms and characterize MCH loci.