Early enrollment advised. Enrollment deadline: January 7, 2022. Internet access required. Materials required.
Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics, Pharmacogenetics, and Personalized Medicine
PATH X 401
This course covers the basic principles of molecular diagnostics and the applications of the emerging technologies in personalized medicine.
Starting at $795.00
As few as 11 weeks
What you will learn.
- Explore the clinical applications in patients with cancer, inherited diseases, and infectious diseases
- Weigh the pros, cons, ethics, challenges, strategies, and public policy of personalized medicine
- Comprehend how genetic variations could result in genetic disorders
About this course:Variations in human DNA over generations result in evolution and beneficial adaptations. However, some changes in human DNA that cause genetic variation occasionally result in genetic disorders. The field of molecular diagnostics focuses on the development of tests that aid in the diagnosis and prognosis of disease, as well as predict disease risk. The information gained by this type of diagnostics can identify the abnormal molecules that signify the presence or potential for disease in individuals. As a result, clinicians can now prescribe drugs or other therapies that target the specific abnormal function. The emerging field of pharmacogenetics aims at predicting the drug response based on an individual's genetic profile, thus helping clinicians to tailor effective treatments. This course overviews the basic principles of molecular diagnostics and pharmacogenetics and the applications of the emerging technologies in personalized medicine. Students learn about the clinical applications of molecular diagnostic in patients with cancer, inherited disease, and infectious disease. The course concludes with detailed discussions on personalized medicine and the pros, cons, ethics, challenges, strategies, and public policy related to this emerging field.
Introductory courses in Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry, or equivalent coursework.
Winter 2022 Schedule
Date & Time
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens November 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)See Details
Instructor: Durga Cherukuri
No refunds after January 07, 2022
Book: Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine, 8e (Thompson and Thompson Genetics in Medicine) by Robert L. Nussbaum