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BMI 6332 Genomics and Precision Medicine

3 semester credit hours
Lecture contact hours: 2; Lab contact hours: 3
Web-based and classroom instruction
Prerequisite: BMI 5330 or instructor approval
Lab Fee: $30

This course will provide the foundations of precision medicine and its relations with genomics by exposing trainees to the use and interpretation of genetic studies of human populations in the context of phenotypes and diseases. The course will cover principles of genetics underlying associations between genetic variants and disease susceptibility and drug response.

Upon successfully completing this course, students will:

  • Analyze data generated by genomic technologies, such as next generation sequencing, for discovery of genotype-phenotype associations.
  • Explain specific examples of clinical importance within precision medicine.
  • Synthesize information from public databases with genomic information to model disease risk.
  • Evaluate the application of genomic data for discovering family relatedness, ancestry deconstruction and forensics