Forensic Genetics

PHA 6855-Forensic Genetics

This is a foundation course in human molecular genetics designed to provide an understanding of basic genetic principles. This precursor to forensic DNA analysis will address some of the important issues in genetics including genome mapping and the role of gene dysfunction in disease.
Credits: 3


Module Topic
Module 1 Introduction to Forensic Genetics
Module 2 The Basic Principles of Inheritance
Module 3 The Molecular Structure of Chromosomes and DNA Replication
Module 4 Making Genes Work
Module 5 Population Genetics and The Human Genome Project
Module 6 DNA Profiling and Forensic Investigation
Module 7 Interpretation and Applications of Forensic DNA Analysis
Module 8 Mutation and DNA Repair

Terms offered

Summer, Fall and Spring


$575 per credit hour plus student fees

Questions regarding course content?

Contact the course instructor Dr. Donna Wielbo (

Questions about the application and registration process?


Required Materials

Human and Molecular Genetics
Author: Peter Sudbery
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited; 2nd edition (3/1/2002) 
ISBN: 0130428116

Pearson Education Limited
United Kingdom

Author: P.C. Winter, G.I. Hickley and H.L. Fletcher
Publisher: BIOS Scientific Publishers Limited; 2nd edition (6/1/2002) 
ISBN: 1859962629

Library Access

Distance Education and UF Online Students enjoy the same library privileges as on-campus students.