Course Description

This is the third course in the Essential Precision Medicine core series that explores the field of genomic and precision medicine. These courses are meant for a lay person (i.e. non-geneticist) who wishes to gain some basic genomic literacy and an understanding of the foundational concepts and vocabulary used in genomic and precision medicine.


What you'll learn

In this brief course (total run time ~30 min) we'll explore the various applications of genomics in medical practice today. You’ll hear how genetic testing is currently being used across the lifespan from prenatally to adulthood, to diagnose and prevent diseases. We’ll also touch upon some of the emerging applications, including microbiome and infectious disease testing and discuss the barriers to widespread uptake of genomic and precision medicine in practice.

Our courses aim to minimize the jargon and teach precisely what is needed, and not more. If you're looking for a deep understanding of genetics, this isn't the course for you. If you want to be conversational in genomics, are currently working in a field that touches on precision medicine, ready to implement genetic testing in your medical practice, or simply want to understand the value and limits of available genetic tests, you're in the right place!

After taking this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss different types of genetic testing currently available
  • Identify the key barriers to uptake of precision medicine in practice

Instructor

Founder, Precision Medicine Advisors

Jeanette McCarthy, PhD

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.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • Welcome to Genomics in Medical Practice

  • 2

    Discussion Forum

    • Tell us about yourself

  • 3

    Introduction and Genetic carrier screening

    • Intro and Genetic carrier screening (7:55)

  • 4

    Non-invasive prenatal testing

    • Non-invasive prenatal testing (3:33)

  • 5

    Diagnostic sequencing of rare idiopathic diseases

    • Diagnostic sequencing (3:56)

  • 6

    Genetic predisposition testing

    • Genetic predisposition testing (3:24)

  • 7

    Pharmacogenomics

    • Pharmacogenomics (3:41)

  • 8

    Targeted cancer treatment

    • Targeted cancer treatment (6:01)

  • 9

    Hurdles to widespread adoption of precision medicine

    • Hurdles to widespread adoption (5:45)

Reviews

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Genomics

Shailavi Jain

Excellent course!

Excellent course!

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very good and practical

Reese Olsthoorn

I truly enjoyed the practical application of genomics and this course has been truly educational of various current uses.

I truly enjoyed the practical application of genomics and this course has been truly educational of various current uses.

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Excellent course

Fátima Rodríguez Álvarez

I congratulate the organizers and creators of this excellent course

I congratulate the organizers and creators of this excellent course

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Marco Penalonzo

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Useful information

Maegen Hahn

This module provided useful information about genetic testing and it's pertinence to patient centered care. Important to note, I completed this module in int...

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This module provided useful information about genetic testing and it's pertinence to patient centered care. Important to note, I completed this module in internet explorer and there were no glitches. On google chrome there were glitches.

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Great information

irina koyfman

This part was broken down by small, bite size lectures that were easy to follow and understand . Thank you

This part was broken down by small, bite size lectures that were easy to follow and understand . Thank you

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Genomics in Medical Practice

Vinod Mishra

Good Learning gain knowledge about genomic medical practice

Good Learning gain knowledge about genomic medical practice

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Making it clear

Ken Knight

Super course and well laid out to progress through the material

Super course and well laid out to progress through the material

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Jose Caravedo

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Dr. Zahid Iqbal

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Genomics in Medical Practice

pritmohinder gill

Very informative for a beginner; I was look for some content to how to educate our physicians.

Very informative for a beginner; I was look for some content to how to educate our physicians.

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Priti Vijayvargiya