Pharmacogenomics: Implications for Pharmacy Practice and Patient Care - 0513-0000-17-194-H04-P

Pharmacogenomics: Implications for Pharmacy Practice and Patient Care

by Jennifer L. Gibson, PharmD
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This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Pharmacogenomics combines the study of pharmacology (the science of drugs) and the study of genomics (the science of genes and their functions). It is a growing field that emphasizes the important contribution of genetics to the variability of drug response. Pharmacogenomics-related biomarkers, which may describe variants in germ-line or somatic cells, functional deficiencies, variations in expression, or chromosomal abnormalities, can be used for drug selection and dosage adjustment. Important obstacles impede the implementation of personalized medicine and the widespread application of pharmacogenomics principles, including cost, time for testing, demonstration of clinical benefit, and training and education of healthcare professionals. Pharmacists must be able to educate other healthcare providers and patients about the implications of genetic tests and direct choices of individualized therapies.


The goal of this program is to educate and inform pharmacists about the importance of genetics in drug therapy and the future of pharmacogenomics in patient care. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe basic pharmacogenomic concepts
  • Recognize some common genetic variants and their impacts on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  • Identify resources for obtaining current and updated pharmacogenomics information
  • List drugs and disease states for which pharmacogenomics affect drug efficacy and/or safety
  • Outline barriers to implementing personalized medicine

Approval Information
This course is intended for pharmacists
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Initial Release Date: 03/27/2017; Planned Expiration Date: 03/27/2020

Course Originally Released on: 12/27/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/27/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/27/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Marie W - Warrington, PA  ·  Apr 02, 2018
Very intensive analysis
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JOAN G - st. james city, FL  ·  Mar 24, 2018
Very informative. somewhat complicated in learning the relationship of formula to drugs.
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Kimberly S - Stow, OH  ·  Jan 25, 2018
Excellent information on an important topic that pharmacists don't see much about in their daily practice. Thank you for the reference information that can help guide us through the information that is out there, and to keep us up-to-date.
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Isaac K - CYPRESS, CA  ·  Nov 27, 2017
I really liked how informative this course was. Thank you
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Jessica N - Fredericksburg, VA  ·  Oct 15, 2017
it was good better then not good this is the worst part about the whole thing
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Price: $15.00
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