Clinical Genetics

Course Information
TitleΚΛΙΝΙΚΗ ΓΕΝΕΤΙΚΗ / Clinical Genetics
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorStyliani Fidani
Course ID600018083

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
1. Εργ. Ιατρικής Βιολογίας-Γενετικής
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course aims to assist future medical specialist recognize the necessity of linking medical genetics with other clinical specialties for the management, diagnostic investigation, follow-up, but also targeted treatment of the patient with a genetic disorder. The students will become familiar with online available sources for data mining on genetic/genomic databases curating information on rare and common genetic disorders. Upon course completion, the students will have learned to recognize genetic syndromes and inherited disorders with a strong genetic component and will be familiar with the use of contemporary laboratory protocols for genetic screening.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The syllabus covers the contemporary approaches of genetic analyses required for a thorough diagnosis of genetic disorders in modern practice, with a particular focus on the clinical signs and the pathogenesis of genetic syndromes, towards a more accurate diagnosis. The course participants become familiar with the theory of genetic disorders as well as the recognition of early onset clinical manifestations per system, so that a disorder with an underlying genetic basis can be recognized on a timely manner and the patient be referred to the proper clinical specialist in order for the family to be provided with genetic counseling. The students attend lectures on interesting case reports for specific genetic disorders, coupled with guidelines on proper thinking for performing accurate clinical diagnosis to be followed by genetic counseling and carrier screening measures. The course participants become familiar with state-of-the-art prenatal genetic diagnosis methods, as well as the reproductive options available to families with a genetic disorder burden. In addition, the students receive information on online genetic/genomic databases available curating information on rare and common genetic syndromes. Lastly, the course covers bioethics issues related to the accumulation of genetic information of individuals.
Clinical genetics, inheritance, genome, DNA, genetic counseling, genetic variations, genetic syndrome
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Oral presentation of a given subject following literature search in academic textbooks and the recent scientific literature
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Σύγχρονη Κλινική Γενετική. Συγγραφείς: Read Andrew, Donnai Read, Ιατρικές Εκδόσεις Πασχαλίδη-Broken Hill Publishers LTD, 1η έκδοση, Αθήνα, 2010 Κωδικός βιβλίου στον "Εύδοξο" : 13256767
Additional bibliography for study
Σημειώσεις και παρουσιάσεις διαλέξεων αμφιθεάτρου
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