Table 7.

Comparison of genetics subtopics in schools that teach a formal genetics course versus schools that do not teach a formal genetics course

TopicSchools with Genetics CourseSchools with No Genetics Course
Molecular Biology62.5% (5/8)88.9% (40/45)
Cytogenetics87.5% (7)62.2% (28)
Inheritance Patterns100% (8)71.1% (32)
Pedigree Symbols100% (8)37.8% (17)
Methods75% (6)46.7% (21)
Mapping62.5% (5)46.7% (21)
Ethics, Social, Legal62.5% (5)42.2% (19)
Pharmacogenetics50% (4)33.3% (15)
Treatment75% (6)53.3% (24)
Diagnostics100% (8)64.4% (29)
Growth and Development62.5% (5)75.6% (34)
Genetic Counseling87.5% (7)24.4% (11)
Population Genetics75% (6)28.9% (13)
Orofacial Applications75% (6)68.9% (31)