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New Introduction to genomics in pharmacy e-assessment now available

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Introduction to genomics in pharmacy e-assessment.

The e-assessment supports the Introduction to genomics in pharmacy e-learning programme and covers concepts related to genomics and pharmacogenomics, the principles of personalised medicine, and the application of genomics in pharmacy.

Successful completion of the e-assessment will contribute to your own personal development plan, be recorded in your ‘My CPPE’ record, and will enable you to complete an associated CPD entry.

The Introduction to genomics in pharmacy e-learning programme has been designed to introduce you to genomics and pharmacogenomics, and to highlight the opportunities they can bring to the provision of person-centred care in your area of practice. It will also allow you to explore the application of genomics and pharmacogenomics in the larger healthcare context.

On completion of the learning programme and its accompanying e-assessment, you should be able to:

  • describe the role of genomics and pharmacogenomics in the healthcare context.
  • discuss terms and concepts used in genomics and identify appropriate supporting resources
  • identify how the metabolism of medicines and other biochemical responses are affected by pharmacogenes.
  • identify some of the practical, ethical and social issues in implementing genomics in pharmacy.
  • reflect on your own practice in preparation for pharmacogenomics services provision.

This is a CPPE level 1 course, open to all pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pre-registration trainees and CPPE registrants.

Our learning programmes allow a deeper learning experience while retaining flexibility in allowing you to participate at times that suit you. For more information on our Introduction to genomics in pharmacy e-learning programme and e-assessment, including details on how to register, please visit:


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