Clinical Applications of Personalized Medicine
Personalized medicine involves the use of an individual’s genetic profile to guide decisions made in regard to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. This course will focus on how pharmacogenomic and genomic medicine data can be used in patient care. Students will be given the opportunity to have their personal DNA genotyped on a custom chip, and utilize this information for the class assignments. Alternatively students may work with a de-identified genotype dataset. This course will use a combination of interprofessional lectures, and case-based discussions of clinical pharmacogenetic guidelines and primary literature. The goal of this course is to provide health professional students with the knowledge and skills to use a personalized medicine approach in their future clinical practice in an interprofessional learning environment.