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Genetics 133: Genetics in the News

The science of genetics is at the heart of many issues facing our society and, as such, genetics is often in the news. This course explores the underlying genetics and methodologies to gain a deeper understanding of the science behind the headlines so that we can make more informed decisions as citizens. We will use popular media related to genetics as a forum to explore basic concepts in genetics, the practice of experimental science and related ethical issues. This course is intended for non-biological science majors and non-scientists, but a high school or college-level biology course is recommended as a prerequisite. Open to Freshmen and non-science majors. Fall, Spring, 3 credits

Genetics 155: Freshman Seminar

Survey of Genetics and student success strategies. Meets CALS first-year seminar requirement. Open to Genetics Freshmen. Fall, 1 credit

Genetics 289: Honors Independent Study
Enrolled in the CALS Honors Program, Sophomore or Junior Standing. P:InterAg 288, Fall, Spring, Summer, 1-2 credits

Genetics 299: Independent Study
Permission requires completion of Independent Study Form. 1-3 credits

Genetics 399:  Internship/Cooperative Education
Permission required from Student Services Coordinator. Fall, Spring, Summer, 1-3 credits

Genetics 400: Study Abroad in Genetics
Provides an area equivalency for courses taken on Madison Study Abroad Programs that do not equate to existing UW courses. P: Current registration in a U.W.-Madison Study Abroad Program. Fall, Spring, Summer, 1-6 credits

Genetics 466: General Genetics
For non-majors. Genetics in eukaryotes and prokaryotes. Includes Mendelian genetics, mapping, molecular genetics, genetic engineering, cytogenetics, quantitative genetics, and population genetics. Illustrative material includes viruses, bacteria, plants, fungi, insects, and humans.P:(Biology/Botany/Zoology 151 or Biocore 381 or Biology/Botany 130 or Biology/Zoology 101 and 102) and (Chem 104 or Chem 109 or Chem 115).  Fall, Spring, Summer, 3 credits

Genetics 467: General Genetics I
For majors. Genetics of eukaryotes and prokaryotes. Includes Mendelian genetics, probability and hypothesis testing, genetic mapping, molecular genetics, gene expression and genetic engineering. Illustrative material includes viruses, bacteria, plants, fungi, insects, and humans. Students may not enroll for Genetics 466 and Genetics 467/468.  P: (Biology/Botany/Zoology 151 or Biocore 381 or Biology/Botany 130 or Biology/Zoology 101 and 102) and (Chem 104 or Chem 109 or Chem 115). Fall, 3 credits

Genetics 468: General Genetics II
For majors.Genetic analysis, population genetics, evolution and quantitative genetics. Includes mutant screens, pathway analysis, mosaic analysis, reverse genetics, genomics, Hardy-Weinberg & linkage equilibrium, inbreeding, genetic drift, natural selection, population structure, inheritance of complex traits, domestication and human evolution. Students may not enroll for Genetics 466 and Genetics 467/468. P:Genetics 467. Spring, 3 credits

Genetics 520: Neurogenetics (677 for Fall 2017)
This course will cover the Genetic basis of brain development, function, and diseases and the Genetics model organisms/tools for studying brain development, function and diseases. The course will use examples to inspire interest in this fascinating field. P: Genetics 466, 468, Biocore 587, Zoology 523 or Psych 454. Fall, 2 credits

Genetics 522: Evolution Seminar Series-Undergraduate
The Evolution Seminar Series exposes students to diverse topics in contemporary evolutionary biology. Most weeks, one or more guest lecturers present their own primary research on a specialized topic in evolutionary biology. Diverse seminars include perspectives from genetics, ecology, geoscience, zoology, botany, microbiology, systematics, molecular biology, and integrative research. Some weeks feature special topics and discussions on pedagogical, legal, outreach, or other issues in evolutionary biology. Students learn to think critically about methodology, experimental design and interpretation, and how conclusions are reached in evolutionary biology by reading primary and secondary literature, attending seminars, discussing topics with speakers and other students, moderating discussions, and preparing a written report. P: Prior or concurrent enrollment in Zoology 410. Fall, Spring, 1 credit

Genetics 546: EvoSysBio: Modeling in Evolutionary Systems Biology
This 3 credit course with its in silico lab component connects students to the bigger picture. It helps them build computer simulation models in areas of their choice, ranging from molecular systems biology to ecology and evolution. Each student will create and peer-review Research Log entries to generate modeling results for a final research grant proposal that is developed in small interdisciplinary groups. Students will learn how to use Evolvix, a modeling language that is being designed for bio systems. Evolvix’ built-in simulation tools greatly simplify the mechanics of transforming some key types of biological models into computable simulations. Minimizing coding complexity frees minds for the challenges of understanding a biological system. Students who model a system of their choice will develop their leadership skills by organizing its exploration. To others a system is given. This course celebrates the diversity of different disciplines and student experience levels. There are no prerequisites beyond an interest to contribute directly or indirectly to dynamic models in some field of biology. Ideal for undergraduates who have found their field and graduate students aiming to write an NSF graduate research fellowship proposal in their first year. Fall, 3 credits

Genetics 548: Comparative and Functional Genomics
Provides a broad survey of the field to enhance student appreciation for the profound advances that are now possible thanks to genomic data and thinking. P: Genetics 466, 468 or Biocore 587.  Spring, 3 credits

Genetics 545: Genetics Laboratory
In this course, students will learn to study biological problems using genetic strategies. Students will learn transmission genetics and molecular genetics by studying Drosophila and S. cervisiae.  Requires instructor consent. P: Genetics 466 or Genetics 468.  Fall, Spring, 2 credits

Genetics/Horticulture 550: Molecular Approaches to Crop Improvement
Introduction of basic concepts of plant molecular biology and molecular techniques in current use. Topics include: organization and regulation of plant genes, gene cloning and analysis, transformation systems for plants and molecular techniques for crop improvements. P: Biochem 501 and Genetics 466 or equiv courses. Fall, 3 credits

Genetics/Botany/Horticulture 561: Introductory Cytogenetics
Mitosis, meiosis, variations in chromosome structure and number, cytological aspects of hybridity and apomixis; chromosomes as they affect breeding behavior. P.Genetics 466 or Genetics 468. Spring, 2-3 credits

Genetics/MD Genetics/Zoology 562: Human Cytogenetics
Fundamental principles of cytogenetics and special problems of human cytogenetics for biology and medical students. P: (Genetics 466, Genetics 468 or Biocore) or Med Genet 721. Spring, 2 credits

Genetics 564: Introduction to Genomics and Proteomic Analysis
The basic principles of genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics will be taught through active-learning techniques that include: readings of primary literature, group presentations, peer review, bioinformatic lab exercises, science writing, and project-based learning experiences. Emphasis will be placed upon how to effectively communicate science (written, oral and written). Topics include: genomic sequencing, phylogeny, domain analysis, transcriptomics, CRISPR screens, chemical genomics, quantitative proteomics and protein networks. Capstone course. Biochem 501 and Microbio 303 are recommended. P: Genetics 466, Genetics 468 or Biocore 587. Not open to Graduate Students. Spring, 3 credits

Genetics/MD Genetics 565: Human Genetics
Principles, problems, and methods of human genetics. Surveys aspects of medical genetics, biochemical genetics, molecular genetics, cytogenetics, quantitative genetics, and variation as applied to humans. P: Genetics 466 or Genetics 468 . Fall, 3 credits.

Genetics 566: Advanced Genetics
Principles of classical and modern genetic analysis taught through readings in the scientific literature and group projects. Capstone course. P: Declared in Genetics undergraduate program and Genetics 466, Genetics 468 or Biocore 587. Spring, 3 credits

Genetics 567: Research Companion Seminar
Student-led discussions on scientific, societal, and professional topics relevant to Senior research and selected original research presentations. This course is a companion seminar for independent research and together will fulfill the Genetics major capstone requirement. Students should have completed Genetics 466, 468 or Biocore 587 in previous semesters. Concurrent enrollment in Genetics 699, Genetics 681, or Genetics 399 is required. P: Consent of instructor. Fall, 1 credit (3 total with concurrent enrollment)

Genetics/Microbiology 607: Advanced Microbial Genetics
Molecular genetic methods and related aspects of prokaryotic and lower eukaryotic biology, as well as critical analysis of the scientific literature. P: Genetics 466 or equiv, Biochem 501 or equiv, & Grad st or cons inst. Fall, 3 credits

Genetics/Microbiology/Biochemistry 612: Prokaryotic Molecular Biology
Molecular basis of bacterial physiology and genetics with emphasis on molecular mechanisms; topics include nucleic acid-protein interactions, transcription, translation, replications, recombination, regulation of gene expression. P: Biochem 501 or equiv, or cons inst, Bact 370 or equivalent is recommended. Fall, odd years, 3 credits

Genetics 620: Eukaryotic Molecular Biology
This course focuses on the basic molecular mechanisms that regulate DNA, RNA, and protein metabolism in eukaryotic organisms. This course is intended for advanced undergraduates and first  year graduate students with a firm knowledge of basic biochemistry. P: Graduate standing or Biochem 501 or 508. Spring, 3 credits

Genetics 627: Animal Developmental Genetics
Advanced Genetics course focusing on genetic mechanisms of animal embryonic development, with particular emphasis on central molecular circuitries that control development and genetic analytical tools used to reveal them. Using a combination of lectures and primary research literature reading/student-led seminars, we will address topics including maternal and epigenetic inheritance, the egg-to-embryo transition, pattern formation, organogenesis, coordination of cellular and molecular mechanisms, and animal models of human congenital disorders. Prior completion of Zoology 470 is recommended. P: Genetics 466, Genetics 468 or Biocore 587.  Spring, odd years, 3 credits.

Genetics 631: Plant Genetics
This Plant Genetics course is targeted to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. We will cover the basic concepts of genetics and genomics as applied to plants, including discussions on breeding systems (modes of reproduction, sex determination, self incompatibility and crossing barriers), linkage analysis, genome structure and function (structure, function and evolution of nuclear and organellar chromosomes; haploidy and polyploidy; expression regulation and epigenetics), and a description of current methodologies used in the analysis of these processes. Our objective is to instigate in students a broader knowledge and understanding of the principles and methodologies used in plant genetics such that they can adopt them most effectively in their own research projects, and can describe and discuss them more thoroughly with the general public. This course is based on lectures and in-class discussions of assigned readings. P: Genetics 466, Genetics 468 or Biocore 587. Fall, odd years, 2 credits

Genetics 633 : Population Genetics
This is a graduate-level(and upper-level undergraduate) course in population genetics, aimed at preparing students to initiate research in this field. We will explore how genetic variation is influenced by mutation and recombination, population size changes and migration, and natural selection for or against new mutations. Undergraduates who have completed
Genetics 468, Genetics 466, or Biocore 587 may contact the instructors to discuss the appropriateness of this course for their curriculum. P: Graduate standing. Fall, 3 credits

Genetics/Plant Path/Botany/Microbiology/ MM&I 655: Biology and Genetics of Filamentous Fungi
Fungal genetics, genomics, and physiology using plant pathogenic fungi and the genetic models Aspergillus nidulans and Neurospora crassa as model systems to explore the current knowledge of fungal genetics and plant/fungal interactions. P: Cons inst; Pl Path 300 & 332 recommended; Genetics 466 or Genetics 467/468 or equiv; general microbiol crse. Fall, 3-4 credits

Genetics 662: Cancer Genetics
Cancer remains one of the most difficult health issues facing our society. There is hope in the horizon due to an increasing understanding of both genetic and epigenetic alterations in cancer. In particular, DNA sequencing of human cancers is becoming more common in major health care centers, and there is expectation that this technology will allow for personalized medicine. Thus, there has been a rapid increase in this knowledge over the last decade. It is expected that students will become aware of the current major issues in cancer research and will be able to critically evaluate the cancer genetics literature. P: Genetics 466, Genetics 468 or Biocore 383. Fall, 2 credits

Genetics/Medical Genetics 677: Special Topics
Special topics courses. Topic and credits will vary. P: Genetics 466, Genetics 468, Biocore 383. Fall, Spring, Summer, 1-3 credits

  • Genetics/Medical Genetics 677: Special Topic: Teach Evolution
    This course examines best practices for teaching evolution in a classroom and online      with particular emphasis on active learning and introductory level audiences. We will assemble and discuss curriculum resources to address key topics including the nature of science, the evidence for evolution, mechanisms of evolution, speciation and extinction, human evolution, evolution in popular media, addressing misconceptions, and more. In collaboration with the School of Education Office of Education Outreach and Partnerships, we will develop an online course for middle school and high school teachers. P: Genetics 466, Genetics 468, Biocore 383. Spring, 1 credit
  • Genetics/Medical Genetics 677: Special Topic: Epigenetics
    A functional animal or human body develops from a single cell. This cell divides and produces many different cells that have exactly the same genes. Yet, they perform very different functions. How is it that each of these cells reads out those genes differently? This course will introduce the epigenetic modifications – the layer of chemical information that sits on top of the genome – that switch genes ‘on’ or ‘off’, as well as how the epigenome, in collaboration with the genome, controls versatile biological processes and cell fates. This course will also cover the latest advances of how humans can control their own epigenetic destiny by lifestyle, diet and other environmental factors. P: Genetics 466, Genetics 468, Biocore 383. Spring, 2 credits
  • Genetics/Medical Genetics 677: Special Topic: Developmental Genetics for Conservation: Building an Organism
    Receive Biology credit. We will discuss basic processes involved in the generation of the early animal body plan and germ cells, as well as concepts relevant to alternative reproductive biology strategies such as cloning, reprogramming, phylogeny, ancient DNA and synthetic biology. Students will develop an in-depth project applying developmental biology and phylogenetic principles towards the preservation of animal biodiversity. P: Genetics 466, Genetics 468, Biocore 383. Fall, 3 credits

Genetics 681: Senior Honors Thesis
P: Honors candidacy. Fall, Spring, Summer, 2-4 credits

Genetics 682: Senior Honors Thesis
Continuation of 681 P: Honors program candidacy and  Genetics 681. Fall, Spring, Summer, 2-4 credits

Genetics 699: Special Problems
Advanced work not covered in regular courses P: Instructor consent. Fall, Spring, Summer, 1-3 credits. Requires completion of Independent Study Agreement Form

Genetics 546: EvoSysBio: Modeling in Evolutionary Systems Biology
This 3 credit course with its in silico lab component connects students to the bigger picture. It helps them build computer simulation models in areas of their choice, ranging from molecular systems biology to ecology and evolution. Each student will create and peer-review Research Log entries to generate modeling results for a final research grant proposal that is developed in small interdisciplinary groups. Students will learn how to use Evolvix, a modeling language that is being designed for bio systems. Evolvix’ built-in simulation tools greatly simplify the mechanics of transforming some key types of biological models into computable simulations. Minimizing coding complexity frees minds for the challenges of understanding a biological system. Students who model a system of their choice will develop their leadership skills by organizing its exploration. To others a system is given. This course celebrates the diversity of different disciplines and student experience levels. There are no prerequisites beyond an interest to contribute directly or indirectly to dynamic models in some field of biology. Ideal for undergraduates who have found their field and graduate students aiming to write an NSF graduate research fellowship proposal in their first year. Fall, 3 credits

Genetics/Microbiology 607: Advanced Microbial Genetics
Molecular genetic methods and related aspects of prokaryotic and lower eukaryotic biology, as well as critical analysis of the scientific literature. P: Genetics 466 or equiv, Biochem 501 or equiv, & Grad st or cons inst. Fall, 3 credits

Genetics/Microbiology/Biochemistry 612: Prokaryotic Molecular Biology
Molecular basis of bacterial physiology and genetics with emphasis on molecular mechanisms; topics include nucleic acid-protein interactions, transcription, translation, replications, recombination, regulation of gene expression. P: Bact 370 or equiv and Biochem 501 or equiv, or cons inst. Fall, 3 credits

Genetics 620: Eukaryotic Molecular Biology
This course focuses on the basic molecular mechanisms that regulate DNA, RNA, and protein metabolism in eukaryotic organisms. This course is intended for advanced undergraduates and first  year graduate students with a firm knowledge of basic biochemistry. P: Graduate standing or Biochem 501 or 508. Spring, 3 credits

Genetics 626: Genomic Science
This course is designed to bring cutting-edge topics in the genomic sciences into the reach of traditionally “pure” chemistry, biology, engineering, computer science & statistics students. It is also designed for enabling biologically-oriented students to deal with the advances in analytical science so that they may incorporate new genomic science concepts into their own scientific repertoires. Intended for graduate students and for undergraduates with extensive research experience. P: Graduate student standing or instructor consent. Spring, 2 credits

Genetics 627: Animal Developmental Genetics
Advanced Genetics course focusing on genetic mechanisms of animal embryonic development, with particular emphasis on central molecular circuitries that control development and genetic analytical tools used to reveal them. Using a combination of lectures and primary research literature reading/student-led seminars, we will address topics including maternal and epigenetic inheritance, the egg-to-embryo transition, pattern formation, organogenesis, coordination of cellular and molecular mechanisms, and animal models of human congenital disorders. Prior completion of ZOOLOGY 470 is recommended. P: Genetics 466, Genetics 468 or Biocore 587.  Spring, odd years, 3 credits

Genetics 631: Plant Genetics
This Plant Genetics course is targeted to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. We will cover the basic concepts of genetics and genomics as applied to plants, including discussions on breeding systems (modes of reproduction, sex determination, self incompatibility and crossing barriers), linkage analysis, genome structure and function (structure, function and evolution of nuclear and organellar chromosomes; haploidy and polyploidy; expression regulation and epigenetics), and a description of current methodologies used in the analysis of these processes. Our objective is to instigate in students a broader knowledge and understanding of the principles and methodologies used in plant genetics such that they can adopt them most effectively in their own research projects, and can describe and discuss them more thoroughly with the general public. This course is based on lectures and in-class discussions of assigned readings. P: Genetics 466, Genetics 468 or Biocore 587. Fall, odd years, 2 credits

Genetics 633 : Population Genetics
This is a graduate-level(and upper-level undergraduate) course in population genetics, aimed at preparing students to initiate research in this field. We will explore how genetic variation is influenced by mutation and recombination, population size changes and migration, and natural selection for or against new mutations. Undergraduates who have completed
Genetics 468, Genetics 466, or Biocore 587 may contact the instructors to discuss the appropriateness of this course for their curriculum. P: Graduate standing. Fall, 3 credits

Genetics/Plant Path/Botany/Microbiology/ MM&I 655: Biology and Genetics of Filamentous Fungi
Fungal genetics, genomics, and physiology using plant pathogenic fungi and the genetic models Aspergillus nidulans and Neurospora crassa as model systems to explore the current knowledge of fungal genetics and plant/fungal interactions. P: Cons inst; Pl Path 300 & 332 recommended; Genetics 466 or Genetics 467/468 or equiv; general microbiol crse. Fall, 3-4 credits

Genetics/Medical Genetics 677: Special Topics
Special topics courses. Topic and credits will vary. P: Genetics 466, Genetics 468, Biocore 383. Fall, Spring, Summer, 1-3 credits

  • Genetics/Medical Genetics 677: Special Topic: Teach Evolution
    This course examines best practices for teaching evolution in a classroom and online      with particular emphasis on active learning and introductory level audiences. We will assemble and discuss curriculum resources to address key topics including the nature of science, the evidence for evolution, mechanisms of evolution, speciation and extinction, human evolution, evolution in popular media, addressing misconceptions, and more. In collaboration with the School of Education Office of Education Outreach and Partnerships, we will develop an online course for middle school and high school teachers. P: Genetics 466, Genetics 468, Biocore 383. Spring, 1 credit
  • Genetics/Medical Genetics 677: Special Topic: Epigenetics
    A functional animal or human body develops from a single cell. This cell divides and produces many different cells that have exactly the same genes. Yet, they perform very different functions. How is it that each of these cells reads out those genes differently? This course will introduce the epigenetic modifications – the layer of chemical information that sits on top of the genome – that switch genes ‘on’ or ‘off’, as well as how the epigenome, in collaboration with the genome, controls versatile biological processes and cell fates. This course will also cover the latest advances of how humans can control their own epigenetic destiny by lifestyle, diet and other environmental factors. P: Genetics 466, Genetics 468, Biocore 383. Spring, 2 credits
  • Genetics/Medical Genetics 677: Special Topic: Developmental Genetics for Conservation: Building an Organism
    Receive Biology credit. We will discuss basic processes involved in the generation of the early animal body plan and germ cells, as well as concepts relevant to alternative reproductive biology strategies such as cloning, reprogramming, phylogeny, ancient DNA and synthetic biology. Students will develop an in-depth project applying developmental biology and phylogenetic principles towards the preservation of animal biodiversity. P: Genetics 466, Genetics 468, Biocore 383. Fall, 3 credits

Genetics 701: Advanced Genetics I
Advanced Genetics is a two credit lecture course for graduate students in Genetics and related fields. The course covers, at the graduate level, five main topics, each comprising six lectures with discussion: linkage and mapping, non-Mendelian inheritance, chromosomal phenomena, mutation and screening, and meiosis. P: Declared in Genetics doctoral program. Fall, 3 credits

Genetics 702: Advanced Genetics II
Advanced Genetics II is the second semester course of a 2-semester core series for first-year
graduate students in the Genetics doctoral degree program. This series provides professional level training in genetic mechanisms and analysis as applied to genetic transmission, gene expression, forward and reverse genetics, population and quantitative genetics, molecular genetics, genomics, developmental genetics and epigenetics. Lectures are coupled with assigned readings of peer-reviewed literature that serve as the basis for graded in-class presentations and discussion, homework questions and essays. P: Declared in the Genetics doctoral program. Spring, 3 credits

Genetics/Medical Genetics 708: Methods and Logic-Genetic Analysis
Contemporary issues in genetic, developmental, cell, and molecular biology are addressed in a discussion format. Invited speakers give research lectures and reading material is taken from the primary literature. The discussion focuses on evaluating genetic approaches to biological problems. P: Declared in Genetics doctoral program. Spring, even years, 3 credits

Genetics/Biochem/Botany 840: Regulatory Mechanisms in Plant Development
Molecular mechanisms whereby endogenous and environmental regulatory factors control development; emphasis on stimulus perception and primary events in the signal chain leading to modulated gene expression and cellular development; lecture. P: Biochem 501 or 601 & Botany 500 or Biocore 301. Fall, 3 credits

Genetics 875: Special Topics
Special topics of current interest to graduate students. P: grad student st and cons inst.  Fall, Spring, 1-4 credits

Genetics 885: Advanced Genomic and Proteomic Analysis
With the availability of genome sequences and high-throughput techniques, organismal physiology can now be examined on a global scale by monitoring the behavior of all genes or proteins in a single experiment. This course will present modern techniques in genomics and proteomics, with particular focus on analyzing the data generated by these techniques. Course material will cover genomic sequencing, comparative sequence analysis, phylogeny construction and phylogenomics, transcription factor motif discovery, DNA microarray analysis, techniques in mass spectrometry, proteomic screening methods, and protein-interaction network analysis. In addition to lecture time, the course includes computer lab where students get hands-on experience analyzing genomic and proteomic datasets. Students should have coursework in general statistics and intermediate or advanced genetics. P: Graduate standing. Fall, even years, 3 credits

Genetics/Biochem/BME/BMI/CBE/Comp Sci 915: Computation and Informatics in Biology & Medicine
Participants and outside speakers will discuss current research in computation and informatics in biology and medicine. This seminar is required of all CIBM program trainees. P: Instructor consent, Spring, 1 credit

Genetics/Dairy Science/Animal Science 951: Seminar in Animal Breeding
P: Instructor consent. Fall, Spring, 1 credit

Genetics/Agronomy/Horticulture 957: Seminar-Plant Breeding
P: Instructor consent. Fall, Spring, 1 credit

Genetics 990: Research
Research credits. P: Grad st and Instructor consent.  Fall, Spring, Summer, 1-12 credits

Genetics 993: Seminar in Genetics
Sections deal with various aspects of genetics: Drosophila, maize, immunogenetics, developmental genetics, or other special topics. Students may enroll in two or more sections if they wish. P: Grad standing and Instructor consent. Fall, Summer, 0-1 credit

Medical Genetics 707: Genetics of Development
Contemporary issues in genetic, developmental, cell, and molecular biology are addressed in a discussion format. Invited speakers give research lectures and reading material is taken from the primary literature. The discussion focuses on evaluating genetic approaches to biological problems. P: Declared in Genetics doctoral program. Spring, odd years, 3 credits

 

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Genetics 470: Basic Cytology & Lab Procedure
I, 1 cr A comprehensive review of cellular biology, the study of optical methods with emphasis on the light microscope and the various techniques used in preparation and staining of specimens for cytologic and histologic study. P: Stdt must be enrolled in the cytotechnology internship prgm at the WI State Lab of Hygiene

Genetics 471: Advanced Laboratory Procedures
II, 1 cr Preparation of non-gynecologic cytologic specimens using several different instrument methodologies. Application of universal precautions and safety in the handling of unknown biologic hazards. Introduction to histologic preparatory techniques and special staining methods. P: Stdt must be enrolled in the cytotechnology internship prgm at the WI State Lab of Hygiene

Genetics 568: The Central Nervous System
II, 1 cr Anatomy, physiology, histology and pathology of the central nervous system and the corresponding cellular manifestations which provide diagnostic information. Cell changes related to specimen preparation. Correlation of the didactic information with the microscopic cellular patterns to provide a diagnosis. P: Stdt must be enrolled in the cytotechnology internship prgm at the WI State Lab of Hygiene

Genetics 569: The Breast
II, 1 cr. Anatomy, histology, physiology and pathology of the breast and the corresponding cellular manifestations which provide diagnostic information. Cell changes related to specimen processing. Correlation of the didactic information with the microscopic cell patterns to provide a diagnosis. P: Stdt must be enrolled in the cytotechnology internship prgm at the WI State Lab of Hygiene

Genetics 570: The Female Reproductive System
I, 8 cr. Anatomy, histology, physiology, and pathology of the female reproductive tract and the corresponding cellular manifestations which provide diagnostic information. Cellular changes due to therapy and specimen collection. Correlation of the didactic information with the microscopic cellular patterns to provide a diagnosis. P: Stdt must be enrolled in the cytotechnology internship prgm at the WI State Lab of Hygiene

Genetics 571: Clinical Practice I
I, 1 cr. Clinical practicum to develop diagnostic expertise involving the microscopic examination of routine gynecologic specimens (Pap smears). Observe the signout of abnormal cytologic specimens by cytopathologist staff. P: Stdt must be enrolled in the cytotechnology internship prgm at the WI State Lab of Hygiene

Genetics 572: The Respiratory System
I, 3 cr. Anatomy, histology, physiology and pathology of the respiratory tract and the corresponding cellular manifestations which provide diagnostic information. Cell changes related to specimen processing. Correlation of the didactic information with the microscopic cellular patterns to provide a diagnosis. P: Stdt must be enrolled in the cytotechnology internship prgm at the WI State Lab of Hygiene

Genetics 573: The Genitourinary System
I, 2 cr. Anatomy, physiology, histology and pathology of the urinary tract and male reproductive systems and the corresponding cellular manifestations which provide diagnostic information. Cell changes related to specimen processing. Correlation of didactic information with microscopic cell patterns to provide a diagnosis. P: Stdt must be enrolled in the cytotechnology internship prgm at the WI State Lab of Hygiene

Genetics 574: The Gastrointestinal System
II, 3 cr Anatomy, histology, physiology and pathology of the gastrointestinal system and the corresponding cellular manifestations which provide diagnostic information. Cell changes related to specimen processing. Correlation of the didactic information with the microscopic cellular patterns to provide a diagnosis. P: Stdt must be enrolled in the cytotechnology internship prgm at the WI State Lab of Hygiene

Genetics 575: Miscellaneous Systems
II, 3 cr Anatomy, histology, physiology and pathology of skin, thyroid, lymph nodes and other sites and the corresponding celluular manifestations which provide diagnostic information. Emphasis on specimen collection by fine needle aspiration. Correlation of the didactic information with the microscopic cellular patterns to provide a diagnosis. P: Stdt must be enrolled in the cytotechnology internship prgm at the WI State Lab of Hygiene

Genetics 576: Effusions
II, 2 cr. Anatomy, physiology, histology and pathology of the body cavities. Cytologic manifestations which provide diagnostic information. Cell changes related to specimen processing. Correlation of the didactic information with the microscopic cellular patterns to provide a diagnosis. P: Stdt must be enrolled in the cytotechnology internship prgm at the WI State Lab of Hygiene

Genetics 577: Applied Cytology I
II, 1 cr. Written and practical application of the comprehensive body of knowledge to all aspects of preparation, evaluation, correlation and diagnosis of cytologic speciments. PL Stdt must be enrolled in the cytotechnology internship prgm at the WI State Lab of Hygiene

Genetics 578: Applied Cytology II
SS, 1 cr. Written and practical application of the advanced comprehensive body of knowledge to all aspects of preparation, evaluation, correlation and diagnosis of cytologic specimens. Practice in nationally offered cytologic examinations. P: Stdt must be enrolled in the cytotechnology internship prgm at the WI State Lab of Hygiene

Genetics 670: Seminar-Clinical Cytogenetics
II, 1 cr. Overview of the basic features of chromosome structure and behavior including karyotyping clinical correlates of numerical and structural chromosome aberrations, sex chromosome abnormalities, breakage syndromes and the chromosomal changes associated with the development of cancer. P: Stdt must be enrolled in the cytotechnology internship prgm at the WI State Lab of Hygiene

Genetics 671: Advanced Clinical Practice
SS, 8 cr. Clinical practicum to develop diagnostic expertise of cytologic specimens. Examine challenging cases with emphasis on diagnostic pitfalls. Observe patient clinics related to cytologic specimen collection. Participate at clinical experiences in fine needle aspiration, histology, and a private cytology laboratory. P: Stdt must be enrolled in the cytotechnology internship prgm at the WI State Lab of Hygiene

Genetics 672: Seminar in Laboratory Operations & Quality Control
II, 1 cr. Review the fundamentals of basic administrative functions and regulatory requirements including planning, organizing, supervising and controlling business management, record keeping, data processing and laboratory safety. Quality assurance procedures necessary for obtaining, processing, diagnosing and reporting cytologic specimens. P: Stdt must be enrolled in the cytotechnology internship prgm at the WI State Lab of Hygiene

Genetics 673: Seminar in Clinical Cytology
SS, 1 cr. Preparation of a case study or clinical topic of choice by each student to present to a peer professional group of cytology staff and medical faculty. Preparation of a referenced scientific term paper or participation in an approved research or class project pertaining to cliniccal cytology. P: Stdt must be enrolled in the cytotechnology internship prgm at the WI State Lab of Hygiene