Department of Statistics at the University of Washington online course in Mendelian traits

The Department of Statistics at the University of Washington will
provide an online offering of the course STAT 550 A

Statistical Genetics I; Discrete Mendelian Traits

Dates: Spring 2013 Quarter, April 1 – June 14
Number of credits: 3

Instructor: Professor Elizabeth Thompson (

This course provides an introduction to the models and methods of
Statistical Genetics for students with little Genetics background
but with some knowledge of Probability and Statistics. The course
provides a basis for further study in Statistical Genetics, whether
in Quantitative Genetics, Human and Medical Genetics, Population
and Evolutionary Genetics, or Computational Molecular Genetics.

This class will be given online (audio and slides) in conjunction with
the regular on-campus class offering of the class in Spring Quarter
2013.  The class will be available to registered University of
Washington non-matriculated students (NM):

For information on registering for NM status:
For information on UW course fees for this 3-credit 500-level class:

For qualified students, the Department of Statistics will approve both
NM status (if not already obtained) and course entry: contact
Elizabeth Thompson ( for more information.

Some information about the 2010 offering of the online version of this
course is available
Additional information on the 2012 on-campus offering is

The 2013 class is expected to follow a very similar schedule.