University of Notre Dame

Molecular Basis of Disease

BIOS 10105

This course explores the genetic basis of disease with an understanding of Mendelian patterns of inheritance and gene expression. We will discuss the impacts of genetic technology in medicine, which includes topics in gene therapy and DNA testing. The study of infectious diseases is prefaced by a discussion of the proper functioning of the immune system. Antibiotic resistance, vaccine myths, and re-emerging disease are public health concerns addressed in this course.