LMP408H1 - Genetic Modelling of Human Development and Disease 24L

Course description

Introduces the use of genetic model systems and organisms in exploring aspects of human reproduction, development and disease.

A major focus is on the impact of the genetic models on understanding human health, and disease.

Ethical issues in animal research, genetic manipulation, and disease modeling are highlighted.

Course coordinator

Dr David Irwin

Office address: 1 King’s College Circle, MSB 6211


Teaching assistant

Negin Khosraviani



Term Fall 2020
Class location and time

Thursday 9:00-11:00 am

Online Synchronous

Tutorial location and time  TBA
Office hours Thursday 11 am-1 pm

Course details

  • Hours: 24L
  • Prerequisite: LMP340H1, LMP350H1/ BIO260H1/​HMB265H1
  • Exclusions: None
  • Distribution requirements: Science
  • Breadth requirement: Living Things and Their Environment (4)          
  • Enrolment limits: 30 students

Student evaluation

In-class mid-term: 35%

Group activity:15%

Project activity: 10%

Final exam: 40%