PHA 6613 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.

  • Credit(s): 3
  • Course Format: Asynchronous
  • Required: This is an elective course.
  • Prerequisites:
    • (GMS 6224) Foundations in Precision Medicine: Medical Molecular Genetics
    • (PHA 6134) Foundations in Precision Medicine: Genomic Technologies
    • (PHC 6598) Foundations in Precision Medicine: Genetic Epidemiology

Course Objectives

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

  • Provide the learner with an enhanced understanding of precision health.
  • Inform students regarding overall precision medicine approaches and technologies in rare & monogenic diseases and complex diseases.
  • Discuss applications of precision health in newborn screenings, familial hypercholesterolemia, lynch syndrome, cystic fibrosis, MODY, Huntington’s disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.