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BS3024 Evolution in Health and Disease
This course aims to introduce you to discover yourself as Homo sapience, which is a result of the evolution process for a long time. The class will focus on phenotypic differences between individuals, especially for diseases and symptoms, which are associated with genetic variants and results of evolution. You will learn about the evolution and the demographic history of humans in the population genetic perspective. Throughout the course, you will obtain essential knowledge and applications of population genetics, genomics, and evolutionary biology. Also, you will learn the most advanced population genomic and human genetic studies from scientists who are conducting research projects in the field. This course is crucial to those considering medical genetics and human genetics as a future career
a) Explain the evolution of phenotypic traits, health conditions, and diseases in humans in a comprehensive manner.
b) Explain the mechanisms of evolutionary process in the level of genome and populations.
c) Correlate differences between individuals as well as differences between ethnic groups with their genetic background and population history.
d) Analyze DNA and protein sequences of humans and other species.
e) Evaluate the most advanced technology and scientific discoveries related to human genetics.
f) Discuss novel approaches in human health conditions and treatment of disease and the future of human populations.
g) Demonstrate competences needed to function well in teamwork.
h) Present ideas in a logical and scientific manner.
i) Estimate the evolution process of genetic variants.
Infer your genetic ancestries from genomic information.
Who Should Attend
Reasearchers working in academia and the local biotech industry.
Eligibility Criteria
Diploma/Degree in Biological Sciences and equivalent with 2 years of related working experience.
Date(s): 09 Aug 2021 to 03 Dec 2021
Time: Refer to Class and Exam Schedules
Venue: LHN-TR+12
Closing Date of Registration: 15 Nov 2020
Course Fee Payable:(Inclusive of GST) Refer to the course fee table

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Academic Units (AU)
Number of AU: 3
Online Registration
Method of Payment
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  2. Cash/Cheque/NETS payment at One-Stop@SAC (NTU Main Campus)
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