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Case Studies in Personalized Medicine, Vanderbilt University

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About this Course

Learn how advances in biomedicine hold the potential to revolutionize drug development, drug treatments, and disease prevention: where are we now, and what does the future hold? This course will present short primers in genetics and mechanisms underlying variability in drug responses. A series of case studies will be used to illustrate principles of how genetics are being brought to bear on refining diagnoses and on personalizing treatment in rare and common diseases. The ethical and operational issues around how to implement large scale genomic sequencing in clinical practice will be addressed. After completing this course, learners will understand 1. The ways in which genetic variants can contribute to human disease susceptibility 2. How to choose among drug therapies based on genetic factors 3. That the functional consequences of the vast majority of genetic variants discovered by modern sequencing are unknown. This course is targeted primarily at physicians 5+ years out of training. Other healthcare providers, medical/health sciences students, and members of the public may also be interested. Course launches January 15, 2016. * The information presented in “Case Studies in Personalized Medicine” is offered for educational and informational purposes only, and should not be construed as personal medical advice. If you have questions or concerns about a medical matter, please consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider....

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Apr 24, 2017

I learned more about pharmacogenomics and its application, which is crucial for my career development as a young graduate in biology who is pursuing health sciences.


Nov 13, 2016

Thank you! I think I'm going to review/re-take this course at least one more time as the lectures are really interesting and insightful.

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32 Reviews

By Agata Zborowska

Jan 29, 2019

the best course I had ever made! It changed my view for medicine and life!

By Gerda Schmidt

Jan 01, 2019

This was a very well developed course and gave deep insight in drug development for personalized medicine. It made it more clear what are the advantages and the barriers of sharing data and how to use data from family members. Very good coirse. Thank you

By Гребенев Фёдор Вячеславович

Dec 31, 2018

It is excellent experience. Every doctor around the world has to watch this course to know about personalised medicine.

By Menwin Aguilar Agarao

Dec 02, 2018

Extremely recommended for our medical experts. More than ever, this course encapsulates the medical ideal of personalized medicine.


Nov 23, 2018

very informative

By Jonathan Golland

Mar 13, 2018

fascinating course but it didn't cover side effects in most pharmaceuticals.

By Vanessa Cristina de Carvalho Luz

Feb 25, 2018

This is a really great course it was very informative, interesting and well structured and I enjoyed the lessons, Prof. Roden did a really great job in this course. Thank you!

By Vaughn Payne

Feb 17, 2018

This course is not for an amateur. Lots of background knowledge is needed to get full appreciation. This course is from one of the leading centers on genomic medicine and the material reflects this.

By Sierra Choi

Jan 12, 2018

Professor was engaging, had a nice speaking voice and the material was presented in a cohesive, analytical way.

By Md. Forhad Chowdhury Akash

Oct 01, 2017

Amazing course with lots of information.