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Molecular Diagnostics and Clinical Epidemiology Core Curriculum

Academic Year 2015-2016
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
8:00am - 9:00am
Site Specific Locations*

Farid Chehab, Ph.D., Enrique Terrazas, M.D.
Course Directors

Recommended text for Molecular Diagnostics: Thompson and Thompson "Genetics in Medicine" 6th Edition, 2001

Recommended text for Clinical Epidemiology: Evidence-Based Diagnosis (Practical Guides to Biostatistics and Epidemiology by Newman and Kohn

A short multiple choice test may follow each lecture.


Please note: Molecular Diagnostics lectures are 8:00 - 9:30AM except for 4/14, 4/23, and 4/28 (these lecture will be 1 hr long due to teaching conferences beginning at 9am)





MDx/Clin Epi



1 Wed April 8, 2015 ClinEpi Mean, SD, SEM, Kappa, coefficient of variation, correlation coefficient. Enrique Terrazas
1 Fri April 10, 2015 MDx Basic Concepts and Techniques Farid Chehab
2 Mon April 13, 2015 MDx Thalassemias Farid Chehab
2 Wed April 15, 2015 ClinEpi Sensitivity, specificity, 2x2 table method for predictive value Enrique Terrazas
3 Fri April 17, 2015 MDx Autosomal Recessive Disorders: CF and SMA Farid Chehab
4 Mon April 20, 2015 MDx Triplet Repeat Disorders Farid Chehab
3 Wed April 22, 2015 ClinEpi View last year's lecture online: Odds and probability, likelihood ratios Enrique Terrazas
5 Fri April 24, 2015 MDx Leukemias Farid Chehab
4 Mon April 27, 2015 ClinEpi View last year's lecture online: ROC curve, treatment thresholds Enrique Terrazas
5 Wed April 29, 2015 ClinEpi View last year's lecture online: Screening and prognostic tests Enrique Terrazas
6 Fri May 1, 2015 MDx Next Generation Sequencing: Methodologies and Bioinformatics Farid Chehab
7 Mon May 4, 2015 MDx Next Generation Sequencing: Analysis of Selected Cases Farid Chehab
6 Wed May 6, 2015 ClinEpi View last year's lecture online: Evaluating therapies Enrique Terrazas
8 Fri May 8, 2015 MDx Exam/Discussion Farid Chehab

*Site Specified Locations: All lecture days

  • At Moffitt-Long: go to L-551A.
  • At China Basin: go to the large conference room (CB2121).
  • At SFGH: go to the Clin Labs conference room.
  • At SFVAMC: if you are presenting, go to L-551A, otherwise go to a site above.
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