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Fall 2018-2019
MOL 460 / STC 460 / GHP 460   na, npdf

Diseases in Children: Causes, Costs, and Choices

Daniel A. Notterman


Within a broader context of historical, social, and ethical concerns, a survey of normal childhood development and selected disorders from the perspectives of the physician and the scientist. Emphasis on the complex relationship between genetic and acquired causes of disease, medical practice, social conditions, and cultural values. The course features visits from children with some of the conditions discussed, site visits, and readings from the original medical and scientific literature. Prerequisite: 214 or 215. Two 90-minute classes and an evening 90-minute precept.

Sample reading list:
Dominguez, TP, Race and Birth Outcomes
Mefford, HC, Genomics and Autism
Madhusoodanan, J, Stress Alters Children's Genomes
Bianchi, DW, DNA Sequencing versus Standard Prenatal Aneuploidy Screening
Oeffinger, KC, Chronic Health Conditions in Adult Survivors of Childhood Ca
Marcdante, K and Kliegman, RM, Essential of Pediatrics
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Two Lectures: one evening precept. Students expected to read 50 pages per week.

Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Other Requirements:
Community-Engaged Learning Component Required
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MOL214 or MOL215 or equivalent.

Other information:
By application only at:


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20790 L01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T Th   Thomas Laboratory   118   Enrolled:26 Limit:23 Closed
20791 P01 07:30:00 pm - 08:50:00 pm W   Thomas Laboratory   118   Enrolled:26 Limit:26 Closed