UCSF Navigation Bar

UCSF Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Home Page

Lab Manual for Moffitt-Long and Mount Zion

Lab Manual for SFGH

Internal Resources


Molecular Diagnostics and Clinical Epidemiology Core Curriculum

Academic Year 2013-2014
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 Mon April 14, 2014 MDx Concepts and Techniques in MDx Farid Chehab
2 Wed April 16, 2014 ClinEpi Mean, SD, SEM, Kappa, coefficient of variation, correlation coefficient. Enrique Terrazas
3 Fri April 18, 2014 MDx Thalassemia disorders Farid Chehab
4 Mon April 21, 2014 ClinEpi Sensitivity, specificity, 2x2 table method for predictive value Enrique Terrazas
5 Wed April 23, 2014 MDx Cystic Fibrosis and Spinal Muscular Atrophy Farid Chehab
6 Fri April 25, 2014 MDx Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Farid Chehab
7 Mon April 28, 2014 MDx Triplet and other repeat expansions Farid Chehab
8 Wed April 30, 2014 ClinEpi Odds and probability, likelihood ratios Enrique Terrazas
9 Fri May 2, 2014 MDx Next Generation Sequencing 1 Farid Chehab and Neil Shah
10 Mon May 5, 2014 MDx Next Generation Sequencing 2 Farid Chehab
11 Wed May 7, 2014 ClinEpi ROC curve, treatment thresholds Enrique Terrazas
12 Fri May 9, 2014 MDx Discussion and Review Exam (in C255) Farid Chehab
13 Mon May 12, 2014 ClinEpi Screening and prognostic tests Enrique Terrazas
14 Wed May 14, 2014 ClinEpi Evaluating therapies Enrique Terrazas
Fri May 16, 2014 No lecture

*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.
UCSF home page UCSF home page About UCSF Search UCSF UCSF Medical Center