MBG*1000
                         Genetics and Society
                                  WINTER 2007
                   De...
There are six tutorial quizzes plus the submission of a human karyotype in tutorial one. You
are required to do five of th...
Lecture Schedule – MBG*1000
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 1      Tues Jan 9...
Schedule of Tutorials for Genetics and Society
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MBG*1000 Genetics and Society

  1. 1. MBG*1000 Genetics and Society WINTER 2007 Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology INTRODUCTION No science is more central to contemporary life than genetics. Human health, reproduction and agriculture increasingly rely on an understanding of the hereditary mechanisms shared by all organisms. In Genetics and Society, we present the general principles of genetics, show how they operate in humans and other organisms and discuss their implications for individuals and society. During the past decade, incredible advances in the study of genetics and molecular biology have transformed our understanding of human heredity. Advances in genetic knowledge have the potential to solve many problems, but at the same time they present us with new dilemmas. As we consider the principles of this discipline we will also examine some of the ethical and social issues arising from genetic manipulation, reproduction intervention and biotechnology. COURSE FORMAT Lectures You will have two 1½ hour lectures a week: Tuesdays 2:30 – 3:50 and Thursdays 2:30 – 3:50. Lectures will be held in MACK 117. Lectures serve to clarify, illustrate and amplify the text material. Material given in lectures is the responsibility of the student. This includes announcements regarding changes to reading and problem assignments. A schedule of lecture topics and assigned text chapters is found on pg. 3 and a schedule of tutorial assignments is on pg. 4. Instructor Dr. J Robb, 201 Axelrod Phone ext. 52529 Email: jrobb@uoguelph.ca Tutorials You will have one fifty-minute tutorial every second week beginning Jan. 15. The tutorials are designed to help you master genetics through the solving of practical genetics problems. In six of the tutorial sessions you will be required to complete an assignment. All assignments are found in your workbook. To find the information needed to complete the tutorial assignments, you will need to consult you lecture notes, course textbook and biology/genetics books found in the library. The publishers study guide may also be useful. At the beginning of each of these six tutorials there will be a five-minute quiz. The quiz will consist of two questions. If you have completed the weekly tutorial assignment, you should have no difficulty answering the quiz questions. Quizzes are written at the beginning of each tutorial. Do not arrive late for a tutorial – no extra time will be given to write the quiz. 1
  2. 2. There are six tutorial quizzes plus the submission of a human karyotype in tutorial one. You are required to do five of the seven components for 15% of your final grade. (i.e. 3% each). If you choose to complete all seven then the best 5 marks will be used. You must be enrolled in one of the following tutorial sections: Tutorial 01: Mondays 11:30 – 12:20 in AXEL 028 Tutorial 02: Mondays 1:30 – 2:20 in AXEL 117 Tutorial Instructors The tutorial instructors are graduate students in the field of Molecular Biology and/ or Genetics. They will assist you with the tutorial assignments, manage the weekly quizzes and answer any questions you might have about material in the course. The winter 2006 tutorial instructors are: Christophe Liseron REQUIRED TEXT BOOKS MBG*1000 Tutorial Workbook – revised Winter 2007. The workbook contains the tutorial assignments and a selection of multiple-choice questions for study review. Older editions are obsolete. The Workbook can be purchased from the University Bookstore. Human Genetics: Concepts & Applications by R. Lewis 7th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2005. *Older editions of this textbook may be used but be aware that chapter numbers and chapter content are different in older editions. You are responsible for ensuring that all appropriate sections are covered if you use an older edition. You should also be aware that the 7th edition has an ID# and password to a link to the publisher’s student guide. If you use a previous edition you will not be able to access the link. If you buy a used 7th ed. be sure that the ID# and password for the book are included. Copies of the current edition are available at the Reserve Desk of the Library. EVALUATION Midterm Exam (Thursday February 15th, in class) 40% Final Exam (TBA) 45% Tutorial Grade 15% Total 100% NOTE: Students requesting academic consideration because of illness or compassionate reasons must submit the appropriate written documentation (medical certificate, verification from Dean’s Office, etc…) to the instructor prior to the last day of classes. 2
  3. 3. Lecture Schedule – MBG*1000 DATE TOPIC TEXT CHAPTER 1 Tues Jan 9 Introduction to Cells 1-2 2 Thurs Jan 11 Human Chromosomes & Karyotypes 13 3 Tues Jan 16 Nuclear Division & Gametogenesis 3 4 Thurs Jan 18 Normal & Abnormal Prenatal Development 3 5 Tues Jan 23 Autosomal Chromosomes & Clinical 13 Aspects of Their Disorders 6 Thurs Jan 25 Sex Chromosomes & Clinical Aspects of 6,13 Their Disorders 7 Tues Jan 30 Simple Mendelian Inheritance 4 8 Thurs Feb 1 Pedigrees & Exceptions to Mendel 4,5 9 Tues Feb 6 More Exceptions to Mendel 6,7 10 Thurs Feb 8 Multifactorial Traits and Genetics of 7,8 Behaviour 11 Tues Feb 13 DNA Structure and Replication 9 12 Thurs Feb 15 MIDTERM EXAM (In Class) MID WINTER BREAK 13 Tues Feb 27 DNA Replication & Transcription 9 14 Thurs Mar 1 Gene Action From DNA to Protein 10 15 Tues Mar 6 Gene Mutation 12 16 Thurs Mar 8 More About Gene Mutations 12 17 Tues Mar 13 Genetic Engineering 19 18 Thurs Mar 15 Genetic Engineering 19 19 Tues Mar 20 Genetic Testing & Counselling 20 20 Thurs Mar 22 Treating Genetic Disorders 20 21 Tues Mar 27 Reproductive Technologies 21 22 Thurs Mar 29 Populations & Forensics 14 23 Tues Apr 3 The Age of Genomics 22 24 Thurs Apr 5 REVIEW --- Apr. 16 FINAL EXAM (7:00-9:00p.m.) 3
  4. 4. Schedule of Tutorials for Genetics and Society In your tutorial sessions in MBG*1000 you will study six of the tutorials in your Tutorial Workbooks. The tutorials are designed to help you master genetics through the solving of practical genetics problems. To find the information needed to complete the tutorial assignments you will need to consult your lecture notes, course textbooks, the publisher’s study guide and biology/ genetics books found in the library. The teaching assistants will discuss all the assignment answers with you. In each of the six tutorials there will be a short quiz on the assignment for that week. The quiz will consist of one or two of the questions from the tutorial assignments chosen by your TA. It is to be written in class and handed in for marking. If you have completed the assignment before the tutorial in you workbook you should have no difficulty answering the quiz question. The TA will take up the other problems in class and return quizzes from the previous week. There is also a karyotype which you can hand in during the first tutorial period. * Each quiz or karyotype will be worth 3% of your mark for a total of 15% of your final grade. Schedule of Dates Part I – Tutorial Assignments DATE TUTORIAL Mon Jan 9 NO TUTORIAL Mon Jan 15 Workbook Tutorial 8 Mon Jan 29 Workbook Tutorial 9 Mon Feb 12 Workbook Tutorial 1 Mon Feb 20 MIDTERM BREAK Mon Feb 26 Workbook Tutorial 2 Mon Mar 12 Workbook Tutorial 3 Mon Mar 26 Workbook Tutorial 10 4

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