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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 552 - Pharmacogenomics

3 Credits
This course introduces various perspectives on Pharmacogenomics, from the student in professional studies to the practitioner, including historical aspects of this rapidly developing field, and the origin and evolution of pharmacogenomics with increasingly complex technologies in pharmacogenomics research. Analysis and case-based potential scenarios will be added to integrate pharmacogenomics into health care field. 

Upon completion of this course, the successful student will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate the understanding of the significance of pharmacogenomics in relation to individual’s genetic makeup.
  • Be able to determine the complexity of Pharmacogenomics-based research leading to individualized therapy.
  • Predict possible need for identification of patient’s population that would benefit from genetic testing in order to select drug therapy and predict outcomes. 

Please note that this is an intensive application of this course due to its online nature. Students should adjust their concepts of coursework accordingly before registering for this course, including discipline in managing deadlines. 

Prerequisite(s): A course in general biology, population biology, or epidemiology. A course in genomics or genetics would be especially useful. 

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