Development of an undergraduate pharmacogenomics curriculum

Travis J. O'Brien, Federico Goodsaid, Margaret Plack, Arthur Harralson, Wafa Harrouk, Tim G. Hales, H. George Mandel, David C. Perry, Katherine Kennedy, Narine Sarvazyan, Vincent A. Chiappinelli

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    Abstract

    Pharmacogenomic biomarkers are becoming increasingly common in medicine and drug development. However, there is a genuine concern that the healthcare workforce will be ill-equipped to translate this information to clinical practice. As a result, a major effort is underway to educate future healthcare professionals on pharmacogenomics. This paper describes the development of a year-long course that aims to instill the fundamental concepts of this rapidly growing field into the minds of undergraduate students. This course offers the advantage of exposing students to the concepts of pharmacogenomics prior to their enrollment in PhD, PharmD or MD/DO graduate programs.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1979-1986
    Number of pages8
    JournalPharmacogenomics Journal
    Volume10
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

    Keywords

    • education
    • pharmacogenetics
    • pharmacogenomics
    • training
    • undergraduate
    • PHARMACY PRACTICE
    • REVOLUTION
    • SCHOOLS
    • BIOINFORMATICS
    • INSTRUCTION
    • EDUCATION
    • NEED

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    O'Brien, T. J., Goodsaid, F., Plack, M., Harralson, A., Harrouk, W., Hales, T. G., Mandel, H. G., Perry, D. C., Kennedy, K., Sarvazyan, N., & Chiappinelli, V. A. (2009). Development of an undergraduate pharmacogenomics curriculum. Pharmacogenomics Journal, 10(12), 1979-1986. https://doi.org/10.2217/PGS.09.145