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Foundations in Precision Medicine Courses

3 credits

Principles of Pharmacogenomics and Genomic Technologies

Overview of current developments and trends in emerging genomic technologies, including data science technology, genetic and genomic testing and reporting, big data, bioinformatics, clinical decision support and other genetic applications supported by emerging technologies.

1 Credit

Medical Molecular Genetics

Provides foundational knowledge on human genetics/genomics, including pedigree analysis, non-Mendelian genetics, cytogenetics, polymorphism analysis, physical mapping and the human genome, mutation analysis and pathogenesis, genomic imprinting, viral and non-viral gene therapy.

1 Credit

Genetic Epidemiology

Reviews clinically important principles of genetic epidemiology, including population genetics, familial aggregation and heritability analysis, TagSNPs and haplotype blocks, population-based studies, GWAS and issues related to genetic association studies and epigenetics.

2 Credits

Precision Medicine Seminar

Consists of content presented at the UF Precision Medicine Conference. The seminar brings together precision medicine experts to provide the latest information and implications of discovery, trends, technologies, and clinical applications of genomic/genetic data. Although the graduate course and conference have separate components, students are welcome to attend the conference live. The graduate course included though provoking assignments and discussions, and a capstone project that furthers the discussions presented at the live conference.

Clinical Application Courses

3 credits

Clinical Applications of Precision Medicine: Precision Health

Reviews knowledge and applications of precision medicine diagnosis and treatment considerations of concepts in monogenic diseases and complex diseases. Important concepts include susceptibility genomics, diagnostic approaches, laboratory testing and treatment considerations for genomic medicine. Diseases include cystic fibrosis, monogenic diabetes, Marfan syndrome, Huntington’s disease, as well as cardiovascular, metabolic, neurologic, mental health disorders and addiction and others.

3 Credits

Clinical Applications of Precision Medicine: Oncology

Reviews knowledge and clinical applications of precision medicine approaches and technologies in diagnosing or treating cancer, including the genetics of cancer, targeted cancer treatments, somatic testing, current and future research and clinical trends and other information.

2 credits

Clinical Applications of Precision Medicine: Pharmacogenomics

Includes knowledge and clinical applications of pharmacogenomics in precision medicine, including its contribution to variability in drug metabolism, use of pharmacogenomics to identify patients at risk for adverse drug reactions and clinical use of pharmacogenomic data in drug therapy for multiple therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular.

Additional Course Electives

3 credits

Applied Statistics for Data Analysis

Introduces biostatistical concepts and methods used in pharmacy and medical literature. The overall goal of the course is for students to develop the ability to critically evaluate the statistical tests and results of relevant literature to identify findings that have implications for their practice. This course is offered in conjunction with UF College of Pharmacy Departments of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and/or Medicinal Chemistry. Tuition rate and course requirements may differ.

3 credits

Pharmacogenomics and Genomics Data Analysis

Utilizes the framework of pharmacogenomics to lay the foundation for understanding other types of omic and pharmaco-omic study designs and analyses. The course will use a combination of lectures, discussions of assigned literature, small group discussions, projects and student-led presentations. This courses is offered in person at UF College of Pharmacy Gainesville campus only.

2 credits

Case Studies in Clinical Pharmacogenomics

Additional information will be provided at a later date.

2 credits

Clinical Pharmacogenomics Implementation

Explore ways to implement use of pharmacogenetic tests in patient care. The course will address barriers to clinical implementation of pharmacogenetic tests by referencing appropriate guidelines and evidence-based and peer-review recourses.

3 Credits

Ethics in Drug Production, Distribution, and Use

This is an introduction to biomedical ethics primarily as applied to pharmaceutical and medical device products. Subject areas include the provider-patient relationship, clinical research ethics, distribution of scarce resources, ethics and industry, and beginning and end of life issues. Topics of special interest are tissue engineering and stem cells, human cloning, xenotransplantation, defining diseases, genetic testing, and genomically customized medications.

2 Credits

Literature Survey in Personalized Medicine

This 2-credit course involves the completion of a term paper on a relevant topic of precision medicine. Students will research scientific literature available to them online, through the UF e-journals, and other relevant sources. Students will prepare a fully referenced term paper in no less than 5000 words on a precision medicine-related subject approved by the course instructor.

1 Credit

Pharmacogenomics Literature Assessment

Further develops the knowledge and skills necessary to appraise peer-reviewed pharmacogenomic literature. This course will provide opportunities to critically evaluate literature focused on both discovery and implementation of gene-drug pairs, become informed about research developments in pharmacogenomics, and further develop presentation skills in a seminar format.

Special Topics (Master’s Degree)

1 credit

Special Topics in Personalized Medicine (exam ProctorU)

This required course must be taken in in the final semester, and students take a final comprehensive exam using ProctorU. Students should plan to take one elective in addition to this required course to meet the University of Florida graduation requirements.


Course Offerings

Course #Course TitleCreditsSpringSummerFall
PHA 6935Foundations:Principles of Pharmacogenomics and Genomic Technologies 3xx
GMS 6224Foundations: Medical Molecular Genetics1xx
PHA 6935Precision Medicine Seminar 2xx
PHA 6598Foundations: Genetic Epidemiology1xx
PHA 6613Clinical Applications: Precision Health3x
PHA 6935Clinical Applications: Oncology3x
PHA 6135Clinical Applications: Pharmacogenomics2x
PHA 6449Pharmacogenomics and Genomics Data Analysis3x
PHA 6935Case Studies in Clinical Pharmacogenomics2xx
PHA 6935Clinical Pharmacogenomics Implementation2xx
PHA 6936Literature Survey in Personalized Medicine2xxx
PHA 6277Ethics in Drug Production, Distribution, and Use3x
PHA 6935Pharmacogenomics Literature Assessment 1xxx
PHA 6935Applied Statistics for Data Analysis3xxx
PHA 6936Special Topics in Personalized Medicine (exam ProctorU)1xxx
Last Updated: Summer 2020