PHA 6935 Literature Survey in Individualized Medicine


This course will provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate synthesis of foundational and concentration competencies through researching and writing a thesis paper that addresses a research or practice need in precision medicine.

  • Tuition: $1,950.00 plus fees
  • 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:

  • Formulate key questions for a paper.
  • Organize a literature search; identify which literature bases to search.
  • Abstract relevant information from appropriate studies in a systematic manner.
  • Evaluate the scientific quality of each study and the level of evidence for each question.
  • Create evidence tables and summary tables.
  • Summarize the studies’ findings.
  • Interpret the pattern of evidence in terms of strength and consistency.
  • Apply the evidence to answer a specific clinical, research, or practice question in precision medicine.