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Continuing professional development Genomics Primer4Pharmacy

This course provides pharmacists with a grounding in the technology and application of genomic science.

Course details

  • Date: Monday 15 January 2024
  • Time: 09.00 to 17.30
  • Duration: 7 learning hours
  • Fee: £200
  • Location: Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

About this course

The course begins with a primer in genomics. It then goes on to give you the tools you need to support customers wanting over the counter genomic testing. These test will soon be widely available.

This course will familiarise you with the findings of genomics clinical tests and their impact on:

  • treatment
  • prognostics
  • family screening

You'll cover the use of pharmacogenomics to facilitate:

  • drug choice
  • dose adjustment
  • the avoidance of adverse drug reactions

You'll also study the issues pharmacists face on informed consent for tests impacting individual patients and their wider family.

Who this course is for

This course is for qualified pharmacists.


The learning outcomes for this course are to:

  • understand basic genome structure or architecture
  • relate how genetic variation identified through sequencing can impact protein to cause disease
  • recognise alternative variant types and explain their potential to cause disease
  • identify typical inheritance patterns in families
  • summarise key attributes of alternative contemporary genomic sequencing approaches
  • understand the concepts of genomic sequencing alignment, calling and annotation
  • interpret a clinical genomics diagnostics report
  • appreciate ethical issues concerning informed consent, incidental findings, and relevance of personal diagnoses to extended pedigree members

At the end of this course, you'll receive a certificate stating the number of learning hours you have carried out.

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Medical and Healthcare Innovation CPD Unit

The course takes place at the Hartley Suite, Building 38, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton
We're open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, UK time.
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