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Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

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Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
I sem. Oct 2, 2017 Jan 31, 2018
II sem. Mar 1, 2018 Jun 15, 2018
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale d'esami Feb 1, 2018 Feb 28, 2018
Sessione estiva d'esame Jun 18, 2018 Jul 31, 2018
Sessione autunnale d'esame Sep 3, 2018 Sep 28, 2018
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione Estiva Lauree Magistrali Jul 19, 2018 Jul 19, 2018
Sessione Autunnale Lauree Magistrali Oct 18, 2018 Oct 18, 2018
Sessione Invernale Lauree Magistrali Mar 21, 2019 Mar 21, 2019
Holidays
Period From To
Christmas break Dec 22, 2017 Jan 7, 2018
Easter break Mar 30, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
Patron Saint Day May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018
Vacanze estive Aug 6, 2018 Aug 19, 2018

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Academic staff

A B C D F G L M P S

Accordini Simone

simone.accordini@univr.it +39 045 8027657

Belussi Alberto

alberto.belussi@univr.it +39 045 802 7980

Bicego Manuele

manuele.bicego@univr.it +39 045 802 7072
Foto,  February 9, 2017

Bloisi Domenico Daniele

domenico.bloisi@univr.it

Bombieri Cristina

cristina.bombieri@univr.it 045-8027284

Bombieri Nicola

nicola.bombieri@univr.it +39 045 802 7094

Boscaini Maurizio

maurizio.boscaini@univr.it

Busato Federico

federico.busato@univr.it

Calanca Andrea

andrea.calanca@univr.it +39 045 802 7847

Cicalese Ferdinando

ferdinando.cicalese@univr.it +39 045 802 7969

Combi Carlo

carlo.combi@univr.it 045 802 7985

Constantin Gabriela

gabriela.constantin@univr.it 045-8027102

Daducci Alessandro

alessandro.daducci@univr.it +39 045 8027025

Delledonne Massimo

massimo.delledonne@univr.it 045 802 7962; Lab: 045 802 7058

Franco Giuditta

giuditta.franco@univr.it +39 045 802 7045

Giugno Rosalba

rosalba.giugno@univr.it 0458027066

Laudanna Carlo

carlo.laudanna@univr.it 045-8027689

Liptak Zsuzsanna

zsuzsanna.liptak@univr.it +39 045 802 7032

Malerba Giovanni

giovanni.malerba@univr.it 045/8027685

Manca Vincenzo

vincenzo.manca@univr.it 045 802 7981

Marcon Alessandro

alessandro.marcon@univr.it +39 045 802 7668

Maris Bogdan Mihai

bogdan.maris@univr.it +39 045 802 7074

Menegaz Gloria

gloria.menegaz@univr.it +39 045 802 7024

Perduca Massimiliano

massimiliano.perduca@univr.it +39 045 802 7984

Sala Pietro

pietro.sala@univr.it 0458027850

Salvagno Gian Luca

gianluca.salvagno@univr.it 045 8124308-0456449264

Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Other activities
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Teaching code

4S004560

Credits

6

Coordinatore

Cristina Bombieri

The teaching is organized as follows:

Human genetics

Credits

3

Period

II sem.

Academic staff

Cristina Bombieri

Learning outcomes


The course aims at providig competences of human medical and molecular genetics and of advanced technologies and methods used to study and analyse genetic diseases, with emphasis given to the role played by genetic factors, defined at different resolution levels, from chromosome to single nucleotide, in Mendelian diseases, complex traits and cancer development and in the individual drug response, as well as at helping students develop thier ability to critically assess genetic information and apply it to theoretical, experimental and professional contexts.
Upon succesful completion of the course, the students will gain broad knowledge and skills to
- understand principles and mechanisms responsible for the occurrence of the different kind of genetic diseases and of the individual variation to pharmacological treatment and of precision medicine,
- understanding of genetic data analysis in single individuals, families or populations and to interpret results
- critically assess genetic information and apply it to theoretical, experimental and professional contexts,
- choose the most appropriate tools and techniques for genetic analysis and critically evaluate the results,
- communicate effectively with all the parties involved in the use or development of bioinformatics tools applied to molecular diagnosis and scientific research in the medical genetic field,
- carry out autonomously further studies within the bioinformatics tools for genetic analysis.

Program

The teaching consists of two units: Human Genetics and Fundamentals of Medical Genetics. The Human Genetics unit is propaedeutic to the Fundamentals of Medical Genetics one.

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- Cytogenetics and medical cytogenetics. Uniparental Disomy.
- Fundamentals of classical genetics. Pedigree construction and analysis.
- Parent-of-origin effects, imprinting and genomic imprinting disorders.
- Molecular genetics in medicine. Mutations; Molecular pathology; Genotype-phenotype correlation. Somatic and Germinal Mosaicism.
- Diseases due to expansion of unstable repeat sequences (dynamic mutations).
- Non coding RNA and diseases.
- Genetic variation in individuals and populations.
- Bases of human genetics. Human genome organization, DNA polymorphisms and genetic markers. Linkage Disequilibrium.
- Application of genetic polymorphism analysis (genetic profiling): paternity testing; bone marrow transplantation, diagnosis by linkage analysis.
- Genetic risks and risk estimation. Application of Bayes’ Theorem.

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- Mendelian disease gene and mutation identification.
- Medical genetics. Examples of single-gene diseases: Thalassemias; Cystic Fibrosis.
- Modifier genes and complexity in single-gene disorders.
- The inheritance of multifactorial traits. Genetics of common disorders with complex inheritance.
- Pharmacogenetics and precision medicine. Individual variation of drug response.
- Genome scan analysis.
- Genome sequencing and Genomic, Exomic, and Transcriptomic analysis. Bioinformatics and Genomics.
- Cancer genetics.

The teaching will be delivered through frontal sessions covering the whole exam program and aimed at achieving the learning outcomes: 12 lessons of Human Genetics followed by 12 lessons of Fundamentals of Medical Genetics. The course will be held in english.
To successfully address the course, rudimentary knowledge of biology and formal genetics fundamentals may be helpful. To this purpose the first lessons of human genetics unit will be dedicated to briefly recap this basic concepts. Additional didactic supports, can be provided by the teachers, to the students missing some or all the basic knowledge.
Besides the reference texts, oral explanations will be coadiuvated by PowerPoint presentations. Summaries of these presentations, other additional didactic materials and possible updatings and communications, from both units, will be made available to students, in pdf format for download, through a dedicated homepage on the University e-Learning platform, troughout the course.
During the whole Academic Year, students may request personal reception to the teachers, by phone or e-mail.

Bibliography

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Strachan, Goodship, Chinnery Genetics and Genomics in Medicine (Edizione 1) Garland Science - Taylor and Francis Group 2014
Nussbaum, McInnes, Willard Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine (Edizione 8) Elsevier 2016

Examination Methods

The exam consists in a single oral discussion on the topics listed in the syllabus of both the units, and can be taken in one of the four available sessions, scheduled as follow: 2 in the Summer Session at the end of the teaching, 1 in Autumn Session, 1 in Extraordinary Session in Winter.
The student will have to demonstrate to possess an advanced comprehension of the teaching contents allowing the critic analysis and reprocessing of the studied notions and to know how to apply the acquired knowledge to distinguish the various types of inheritance, interpret pedigree and genetic data, interpret genomic and sequencing data, recognise the different mutations and genetic factors involved in genetic disease development, determine and analyse genetic frequencies in a population, determine the recurrence genetic risk, solving proposed exercises and exposing their arguments accurately, with clarity and using the appropriate scientific language.
At the end of the interview, a single global evaluation, expressed as a score out of 30, will be made considering the student's overall preparation on both units. A final mark of 18/30 is needed to pass the exam. All students will be tested for the same skills: content of the exam will be the same for attending and non-attending students.

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