This 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 all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
- describe the role of genomics and pharmacogenomics in the healthcare context
- discuss some of the 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
- discuss the existing and potential roles and responsibilities of pharmacy professionals in pharmacogenomics, pharmacogenomic testing and personalised medicine
- 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.
How to use this programme
You can access this e-learning programme using a web browser on any device. You will need to be connected to the internet while you work through it.
Learning intended for
- Pharmacy technicians
- Trainee pharmacists
- CPPE registrants