Biomedical Science

Human genetics and reproduction medicine

Lecture, 3.50 ECTS


Course content

General foundations and areas of application of molecular and clinical human genetics; general bases of the embryology and reproductive medicine, legal bases and specialist directives of the human genetics and reproductive medicine

Learning outcomes

The students can discuss effects and mechanisms of passing on genetic information. They know problems in passing on genetic information and can describe mechanisms which lead to the change of the human genome.
They can outline human genetic fundamentals and areas of application in concrete questions. They know the principles of the clinically relevant methods and can discuss the application of the suitable tools for solving a problem.
They can purify nucleic acids and identify possible hazards in preanalytics. They can apply methods of molecular biology, cytogenetics or gene technology when dealing with an experimental research question and carry them out independently and are able to assess them. They can define the basic concepts of reproductive medicine and discuss them within the regulatory framework.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Strachan (2015): Human molecular genetics
Alberts et al. (2011): Molekularbiologie der Zelle
Reinard (2010): Molekularbiologische Methoden
Mülhardt (2013): Der Experimentator: Molekularbiologie / Genomics
Bücher, Fachzeitschriften und Internetseiten entsprechend dem aktuellen Wissenstand im Fachgebiet.

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

medical bases und molecular biology

Assessment methods and criteria

test at the end of the course