Pharmacogenomics in practice

taught by Jeanette McCarthy, PhD

Course description

Pharmacogenomics in Practice was developed to teach health care providers how to use genetic testing to optimize drug dose or reduce side effects and improve efficacy of prescription medications. The course consists of 6 short modules (~60 min total run time) covering both theoretical and practical aspects of pharmacogenomics. The course is suitable for physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other health care practitioners. It's helpful to have some basic genomics/genetics as a prerequisite (like our Essential Precision Medicine series). Students should walk away with the confidence to begin using pharmacogenomic testing in their practice. Watch our free intro video to learn more! 

Jeanette McCarthy, PhD
Jeanette McCarthy, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke University|Founder, Precision Medicine Advisors

Jeanette McCarthy is a genome scientist and leading educator in the field of precision medicine. She spent the early part of her career in industry at Millennium Pharmaceuticals before transitioning to academia. She currently holds adjunct faculty positions at Duke University and UCSF and teaches Genomic and Precision Medicine in the UC system and online. In 2014 she helped launch the first consumer-facing magazine in this field, Genome, where she served as editor-in-chief. She has been designing and delivering custom workshops and courses to international audiences of health care providers, consumers and stakeholders for years and recently co-authored a new book from McGraw Hill Education, Precision Medicine: A Guide to Genomics in Clinical Practice.

Course Curriculum

Pharmacogenomics in Practice: Introduction
03:51
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Course outline and learning objectives
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Part 1: The molecular basis of drug response
15:59
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Part 2: Pharmacogenomic information in the drug label
05:44
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Part 3: Clinical validity and pharmacogenomic guidelines
10:18
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Part 4: When to consider pharmacogenomic testing
13:17
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Part 5: Choosing a pharmacogenomic lab/test
09:49
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Part 6: Communicating with patients
05:45
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Quiz: test your knowledge of pharmacogenomics
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