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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO PERSONALIZED MEDICINE

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 120 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
Introduction to Personalized Medicine11m
Genetics Definitions, Part I14m
Genetics Definitions, Part II & Types of Genetic Variants15m
Data Analysis, Part I: What is a Good Study?12m
Data Analysis, Part II: What is a Good Test?7m
Introduction to Drug Therapy and General Mechanisms Underlying Variability in Drug Responses13m
Variability in Drug Therapy15m
Drug Metabolism & Transport13m
Genetic Variability in Drug-Handling Molecules10m
**Inside VUMC: The Promise of Personalized Medicine1m
1 reading
About this course10m
1 practice exercise
Introduction to Personalized Medicine30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

UNIT 2: STUDYING GENETIC VARIATION

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 104 min)
7 videos
Ancestry: Genetic Variation Across Generations and Geography17m
Finding Disease-Associated Genes: Linkage10m
**Inside VUMC: From Phenotype to Genotype and Back: Studying Heart Disease in Families1m
Genome-Wide Association25m
Sequencing28m
**Inside VUMC: History of Sequencing Technologies1m
1 practice exercise
Studying Genetic Variation30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

UNIT 3: CASE STUDIES IN PERSONALIZED MEDICINE, PART 1

4 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 174 min)
13 videos
Using Genomics to Find New Drug Targets: Familial Hypercholesterolemia16m
Muscle Pains During Statin Therapy (Myopathy)13m
HLA-Mediated Immune Reactions (Skin Rash)9m
Long QT Syndromes, Part 115m
Long QT Syndromes, Part 218m
**Inside VUMC: Studying Cardiac Arrhythmias in Cells4m
A Second Heart Attack a Month After a First15m
Headache During Venlafaxine (Antidepressant)16m
Respiratory Arrest After Tonsillectomy10m
A Bleeding Complication 5 Days After Starting Warfarin21m
**Inside VUMC: Genotyping1m
Drug Metabolism and Variable Drug Responses – Four More Examples17m
1 practice exercise
Case Studies, Part I30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

UNIT 4: CASE STUDIES IN PERSONALIZED MEDICINE, PART 2

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 119 min)
9 videos
Marfan Syndrome11m
A Case of Idiopathic Heart Failure16m
Personalizing Care in Neuropsychiatric Disease18m
Personalizing Care in Diabetes21m
Genomics to Subtype Cancer11m
A Family Member With Breast Cancer14m
A Family Member With Colon Cancer11m
**Inside VUMC: Organizing Infrastructure to Support Genetic Testing Decisions1m
1 practice exercise
Case Studies, Part II30m

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