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Precision medicine, also referred to as personalised or individualised medicine, is the tailoring of interventions for the prevention and treatment of disease to the individual characteristics of a patient. This includes individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle, for each person.
The complete sequencing of the human genome and advances in genome sequencing has facilitated the development of precision medicine and its movement beyond the genome and into the entire spectrum of molecular medicine. Precision medicine holds promise for improving many aspects of health and healthcare.
Genomics and Precision Medicine will cover foundational aspects of the structure of DNA, genes and gene function, genetic inheritance, genome sequencing and the structure and function of the human genome. It will also cover some of the ethical, social, and legal issues associated with precision medicine approaches. Current examples and applications of precision medicine will be used to highlight the benefits and challenges of the technology.
This microcredential may qualify for recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions.
This microcredential is designed for anyone wishing to learn about how the genomic era is changing medical science and patient treatments, including healthcare professionals, science undergraduates and non-specialists.
Full price: $1,680.00 (GST free)*
*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.
Discounts are available for this course. For further details and to verify if you qualify, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information.
This course is designed to provide you with an introduction to human genetics, human genome sequencing and the use of DNA sequence information to inform clinical decisions for the use of tailored precision medicine approaches for disease management and cure. Examples of precision medicine approaches will be introduced.
The course is structured to include the following topics:
This course incorporates a range of teaching and learning strategies, including live presentations, discussions, case studies and group activities. Online workshops are scheduled throughout the four-week teaching period for participants to interact with instructors and peers.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:
Assessment in this course will be through the completion of two tasks:
Participants are required to complete all assessment tasks and achieve an overall mark of 50% (Pass) or above.
A background in health or science is desirable.
Discounts are available for this course as follows:
Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price.
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