Module 1 – Pharmacogenomics Primer


Module 1 – Pharmacogenomics Primer

  1. View the Module 1 slides and videos below:

Principles of Genetic Medicine Part I

Principles of Genetic Medicine Part 2

Pharmacogenetics of Drug Metabolism Part 1

Pharmacogenetics of Drug Metabolism Part 2

Pharmacogenetics of Drug Metabolism Part 3

Pharmacogenetics of Drug Metabolism Part 4

Pharmacogenetics of Drug Metabolism Part 5

2. Complete the Module 1 post test, achieving a score of 27 or above.  Your score will be instantly provided after you submit your exam.  If you do not achieve a score of 27 or above please contact the Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education.

3. Complete the course evaluation.

Program Details

  • Intended Audience: Pharmacists
  • UAN: 0012-0000-17-258-H04-P
  • CE Hours: 2.75 General
  • Price: $55.00
  • Dates Available: 10/03/2017-10/03/2020
  • Activity Type: Knowledge


This course will summarize the principles of drug metabolism pharmacogenetics and genetic medicine.



  • Pharmacogenetics of Drug Metabolism: Parts 1-5
    • Summarize scientific principles of pharmacogenomics, including discussion of:
      • Human genetics.
      • Relationship between genotypes and phenotypes in the context of pharmacogenomics.
      • Types of polymorphisms, including single nucleotide polymorphisms.
      • Linkage disequilibrium.
      • Haplotypes and diplotypes.
      • Star-allele nomenclature.
    • Discuss the different types of studies in the pharmacogenomics literature and their corresponding levels of evidence.
    • Explain the contribution of pharmacokinetics and genetics to interindividual variability in response.
    • Discuss relevant genetic polymorphisms of important drug metabolizing enzymes and their potential clinical implications.
    • Explain the function and tissue distribution of drug transporters.
    • Discuss variations in drug transporters and their clinical significance
    • Compare pharmacogenetics and therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM)
    • List example drugs for which pharmacogenetics-guided TDM may be the most useful

    Principles of Genetic Medicine: Parts I-2

    • Review DNA.
    • Explain the Human Genome Project.
    • Discuss the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology.
    • Discuss the Types of polymorphisms.
    • Define allele, genotype, and phenotype
    • Define linkage disequilibrium, haplotype, and diplotype
    • Introduce PharmGKB

Speakers, Acknowledgements, and Disclosures

The following speakers have disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Caitrin W. McDonough, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
College of Pharmacy, University of Florida

Reginald F. Frye, Pharm.D., Ph.D., FCCP
Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
College of Pharmacy, University of Florida


Schedule of Activities

Review all course materials and pass post-test with 70% or more.

Requirements for Successful Course Completion

View recorded lectures, receive a 70% or higher on final exam and complete course evaluation.

Credit Reporting

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Program Financial Support

This course received no outside funding support.

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