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Clinical Genomics and Precision Medicine for Healthcare Professionals

Clinical Genomics and Precision Medicine for Healthcare Professionals

Specifically designed with healthcare providers in mind, this rigorous training demonstrates how Clinical Genomics and Precision Medicine benefits both practitioners and their patients.

For more information, please contact SCU’s Office of Admissions at [email protected] or (877) 434-7757

Format: All courses are online (asynchronous)
Start Term: First cohort is set to begin late Spring, 2018
Program Length: 6 months
Cost: $5,400

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Course Format

This course will be self-paced and delivered online in a series of topical modules using a mixture of written exposition, graphics, video, animations, exercises, quizzes, and examinations as appropriate to optimize student comprehension and retention of material. Qualified faculty will be available for online consultation and periodic student participatory webinars will be given by expert guest speakers in areas of special topical interest.

Expected Gained Competencies

The course is intended to ensure that graduates:

  • Understand the essential concepts and the technological basis for advances in personalized genomic medicine
  • Understand the clinical utility of these new tools: when and where they are most appropriate for improving patient care, including their limitations
  • Develop practical skills such as learning how to identify and evaluate genetic testing laboratories and specialists, how to interpret genetic testing reports, and how to use clinically-relevant online resources and databases
  • Understand the legal, regulatory, economic/reimbursement, and ethical issues surrounding clinical genomics and personalized medicine
  • Understand the clinical genomics professional environment, such as the main professional societies and regulatory organizations (e.g., American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, College of American Pathologists, etc.) as well as understanding relevant board certifications and licenses
  • Become acquainted with the latest discoveries and emerging technologies that are likely to have further impact on medical practices within the next several years

Meet Your Instructor

Dan Handley

Dan Handley, M.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Handley serves as the Chief Scientific Officer of the Clinical and Translational Genome Research Institute. He also holds a courtesy faculty appointment in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University. His areas of specialty include drug-gene interactions (pharmacogenomics), microbiome research and metabolomics, DNA and RNA sequencing, computational systems biology, and machine learning. He previously served as Chief Scientific Officer of Life-SEQ, LLC, a clinical genomic sequencing consulting and services company, as Chief Scientific Officer for Advanced Healthcare Technology Solutions, Inc., as a senior researcher at the Procter & Gamble Co., a senior administrative analyst and laboratory manager at the UCLA School of Medicine, and as a founding technologist for the National Genetics Institute, in Los Angeles, California. He holds a B.A. in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University, an M.S. in Logic and Computation from Carnegie Mellon University, a Ph.D. in Human Genetics from the University of Pittsburgh, and did his post-doctoral training at Magee-Womens Research Institute in advanced genomic technologies applied to fetal and maternal health.

Anticipated Course Schedule & Proposed Topics

Scientific Foundation and Review
Technological Foundation
Clinical Applications of Advanced Genomic Technologies
Professional Issues
Practical Skills
Emerging Developments in Advanced Genomics

Course outline is subject to change.

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