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
0513-0000-17-194-H04-P
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This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy (1.00 Contact Hr)

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Price: $15.00
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Summary:

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.

Objectives:

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
 
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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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Patricia M - englewood, NJ  ·  Jun 09, 2017
excellent information
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Suzanne G - Lutz, FL  ·  May 28, 2017
Excellent review of pharmacogenomics and riot application in medicine today
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Jean R - Jensen Beach, FL  ·  May 13, 2017
very nice overview, easy to understand and apply
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Price: $15.00
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