Human Genomics


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Participation in all exams of the 1st semester is required

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The course provides the students insight into human genetics and genomics with application in personalised medicine

Learning objectives


  • Explain organisation of the human genome
  • Explain different types of genetic variation
  • Understand the relationship between genotype and phenotype
  • Understand which forces affect alleles in a population
  • Explain how genetic variation regulates and affect disease with monogenic and polygenic aetiology
  • Describe genetic and proteomic biomarkers in diagnostics, biomarker discovery and validation in a personalised medicine context


  • Apply advanced molecular methods in genetics
  • Evaluate a choice of method or technology to detect and analyse genetic variation
  • Choose appropriate databases, algorithms, statistics and parameters in a bioinformatics analysis
  • Use bioinformatical and analytical strategies to solve problems in personalised medicine
  • Understand the genetic architecture of monogenic and complex traits


  • Assess and evaluate the suitable technologies and methods for detection of genetic variants in polygenic vs monogenic diseases
  • Perform simple genetic analyses
  • Evaluation of scientific articles at the highest international level

Type of instruction

  • Teaching varies between lectures, workshops, (group) exercises and individual study



Name of examHuman Genomics
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aidsPlease refer to the semester description.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Please consult the Moodle page for your semester and contact the semester coordinator if you have academic questions, or the study secretary if you have administrative questions.

All other enquiries may be directed to Helene Nørgaard, secretary of the Study Board.

Facts about the module

Danish titleHuman genomanalyse
Module codeMEDMS24K2_3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Medicine with Industrial Specialisation
Study BoardStudy Board of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Clinical Medicine
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine