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PA 506. Genetics. 1 Credit Hour.

Medical Genetics is a one credit course offered in the first term of the year one of the Master of Physician Assistant Sciences Program. The course describes the application of genetics to medical care. It covers the basic principles of medical genetics and molecular mechanisms of disease that serve as the foundation for understanding the effective assessment and management of diseases that have an identified genetic component. The rapidly expanding medical model of “personalized medicine” is largely based on the growth of our knowledge of the genetic components of diseases and genetic variation among patients affecting treatment success.