Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Using Personalized Medicine and Pharmacogenetics

UEA (University of East Anglia)

This online course is to inform learners about the pharmacogenetic tests and resources that can be used to guide clinical practice.

3 weeks, 3 hours per week

Dr Barbara Jennings, PhD, SFHEA

Senior Lecturer in Molecular Medicine at Norwich Medical School

UEA (University of East Anglia)


Learning outcomes

  • Describe the human genome
  • Compare Mendelian traits with complex genetic traits
  • Explain DNA analysis & discuss the importance of whole genome sequencing and exome sequencing
  • Explain the problem of variants of unknown significance
  • Describe pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  • Discuss adverse events and the ethical principle “to do no harm”
  • Discuss pharmacogenetic tests and clinical utility
  • Explain driver mutations and companion diagnostics
  • Discuss the use of treatment stratification and rational drug design for cancer patients
  • Apply the principles of personalised medicine to the safe prescribing of fluoropyrimidines (FU)


  • Background information
  • Genetic variation & genetic disease
  • Pharmacology & pharmacokinetics
  • Clinical & ethical scenarios
  • Cancer biology & cancer genetics
  • Evidence-based practice

Issued on 17th January 2022

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Free online course:

Using Personalized Medicine and Pharmacogenetics

UEA (University of East Anglia)