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This module is available for 2017/18

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Module code:GENEM005 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Statistics for Interpreting Genetic Data (Masters Level)
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr Vincent Plagnol
Organiser's location:Darwin Building
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Module prerequisites:Available to MSci students only 
Module outline:The module will provide an introduction to computer-based statistical methods of analyzing and interpreting genetics data. The topics to be covered include population genetics (both forward-in-time and backward-in-time models), the study of disease transmission in families (twin studies, segregation and linkage analysis), genetic epidemiology, Mendelian randomization, genetic association studies, genome-wide analyses, fine mapping. The effects on association analyses of admixture and population stratification. The emphasis will be on students doing analyses in class, in groups, and on their own, and on their interpretation of the results.  
Module aims:To provide an introduction to computational statistical techniques applied in genetics and genetic epidemiology.  
Module objectives:An understanding of the rationale underlying standard computational statistics procedures, and the situations in which different procedures are applicable. The ability to use computational statistical techniques to analyse genetic data, particularly to understand the role of genetics in disease causation The ability to interpret the results of statistical analyses  
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Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Four computer-based assignments 40.00%
Unseen two-hour written examination 60.00% 
Taking this module as an option?: 
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Last updated:2014-11-20 10:20:20 by ucbtsew