Course Catalog

Summer 2017

Precision Medicine Advisors develops and delivers online courses (through it's Precision Medicine Academy) as well as live seminars, workshops and custom symposia to educate individuals and organizations about the practice of precision medicine.

CORE COURSES (Essential Precision Medicine) Currently available online

These courses are suitable for a lay audience with little to no background in genomics, who want to gain some genomic literacy and/or understand the breadth of applications of genomics in the clinic today.

Human Genomics (PM101)

A primer on DNA, genes and genetic variation in the human genome, laying the foundation for understanding genomics in medicine.

Genes, heredity and disease (PM102)

Learn about the genetic basis of Mendelian and complex diseases.

Genomics in medical practice (PM103)

A brief survey of the current applications of genomics in primary care medicine and discussion of some of the hurdles of implementing precision medicine into practice. Applications include: genetic carrier screening; non-invasive prenatal testing; diagnostic sequencing in rare idiopathic diseases; genetic predisposition testing; pharmacogenomics and targeted cancer treatment.

Risk, regulation and ethics of genetic testing (PM104)

Provides a framework for evaluating genetic tests and explores the potential benefits and risks of knowing your genomic information.


These courses are suitable for health care providers with limited background in genomics, who want to implement precision medicine in their practice. The courses provide foundational knowledge and teach skills for practicing precision medicine.

Making sense of personal genomic test results

Learn about the benefits and limitations of genetic information provided by direct to consumer genetic testing companies and how to discuss with your patients.

Genetic predisposition testing

Learn about the clinical application of genetic testing for diagnosing or predicting inherited diseases in at-risk individuals. Includes: how to know if a disease is genetic, selecting an appropriate test, choosing a laboratory, interpreting results, communicating results to patients.

Diagnostic sequencing in rare genetic diseases

Learn about the clinical application of diagnostic sequencing for solving rare idiopathic diseases in children. Includes hands-on learning using commercially available software.

Pharmacogenomics in practice

Learn about the clinical application of genetic testing to optimize drug dose or reduce side effects and improve efficacy of prescription medications. Includes option to get one’s own pharmacogenomic profile done.

Tumor profiling in practice

Learn about the genomic landscape of tumors and the clinical application of tumor genomic profiling to expand treatment options for patients with cancer.

We are developing additional content and experimenting with different formats. If you don't see a topic here that suits your needs, contact us!