(web-based and classroom instruction)
3 semester credit hours/meets part of research informatics competencies
Prerequisite: BMI 5330
Pharmacogenomics is the study of how human genetic variation impacts drug response. It is one of the major promises of the genome project: that individual genetic information can be used to tailor drugs to patients, maximizing efficacy and minimizing adverse reactions. An understanding of pharmacogenomics requires dual understanding of the basics of genetics and genomics and of pharmacology. This course will provide the background to understand the current state and literature in pharmacogenomics, including the methods used in research and the current issues in discovery and implementation of pharmacogenomics.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will: