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Module code:GENEM002(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Genetics of Cardiovascular and Related Complex Diseases (Masters Level)
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:Professor Philippa Talmud
Organiser's location:UCL Genetics Institute
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Module prerequisites:Available to MSCi students  
Module outline:This module will provide a background to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other related complex diseases and outline how genetics contributes to the development of these common disorders. The study of both polygenic and monogenic forms of the diseases will be outlined and how genetics may assist in CVD risk prediction in the future and personalised drug treatment. The content of the module is as follows: - Global burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its genetic epidemiology. - Candidate gene approaches and genome wide association studies on CVD. - Genetic testing for CVD and the gene-environment interaction in determining disease risk. - The genetics of type 2 diabetes, MODY, hypertension, stroke and aortic abdominal aneurism, FH, cardiomyopathies and congenital heart disease. - Statistical analysis and scanning for complex disease genotypes and phenotypes - Using genetics to determine causality and the role of transcription factors in complex disease development - Personalised Medicine and translating genetics of disease into clinical practice  
Module aims:To provide a background to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other complex diseases To outline how genetics contributes to the development of these common disorders.  
Module objectives:Intended learning outcomes - To understand the principles of Cardiovascular Genetics and Epidemiology and the role in health and disease -Students will develop a systematic understanding of knowledge and current problems/insights related to CVD disease and its research Critical thinking skills will be developed in terms of evaluating methodologies and results Students will develop independent learning skills, original problem solving abilities, and presentation skills  
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Module assessment:Unseen three-hour written examination 70.00%.
Grant writing excercise 15.00%.
Two journal club presentations (20 minutes each plus 10 minutes questions 15.00%.
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