Pharmacogenomics Course

Overview

RxGenomix, in collaboration with Manchester University, offers a Training Program in Pharmacogenomics for both the practicing professional and for pharmacy students. This 16-hour RxGenomix self-paced course was designed to help working pharmacists learn about the science of pharmacogenomics and how it may be applied in their clinical practice. Course content addresses the genetic basis for individual differences in metabolizing enzymes, transporters, and other biochemicals impacting drug disposition and action that underpin the practice of precision (personalized) medicine.

The course is a combination of self-study and recorded program activity, provided entirely online. The program consists of two modules:

  • Module One focuses on the science of pharmacogenomics and gives healthcare providers, especially pharmacists, the background science needed in this area.
  • Module Two focuses on the application of pharmacogenomics in clinical practice and establishes the pharmacist’s capabilities to apply and implement the science into practice.

Testing within each program module will ensure students have a thorough knowledge of each section before advancing. The course includes both a midterm exam and a final exam, scored by percentage.

The RxGenomix Training Program in Pharmacogenomics has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) through the joint providership of American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and RxGenomix. APhA is accredited by the ACPE to provide continuing education for pharmacists.

Pre-registration is required. There is a fee of $349 to participate, which includes a hard copy of the companion textbook for the course. Alternatively there is a Course-Only purchase option for $299. A physical copy OR digital purchase/rental of the companion textbook is required to complete the course. More information and instructions for digital download/rental provided during checkout.

For more information, including how to offer the course at your college of pharmacy, call us today at (913) 593–8870 or email info@rxgenomix.com.

At the completion of this activity, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to:

  1. Define pharmacogenetics (PGt), pharmacogenomics (PGx), and the related nomenclature.
  2. Explain the scientific basis of genetic influence on pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) related to drug and/or drug dose selection.
  3. Describe the types of DNA samples for PGt/PGx testing.
  4. Interpret PGt/PGx test results.
  5. Identify drug-gene and drug-drug-gene interactions in medication lists.
  6. Associate genetic and non-genetic factors which define a patient’s phenotype relative to response to medication therapy.
  7. Recommend specific alternative therapies and/or doses of specific medications based on PGt/PGx results.
  8. Relate pharmacist competencies in PGt/PGx to science and application.

Faculty

David Bright, PharmD, BCACP
Associate Professor of Pharmacy
Ferris State University

David Kisor, PharmD
Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director, Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics Program
Manchester University

Brad Tice, PharmD, MBA, FAPhA
Founder and Shareholder, RxGenomix

Disclosures

David Bright, PharmD, BCACP declares financial interests for the following:

Relationship Name of Commercial Interest Received
Co-investigator Genemarkers, LLC Honorarium
Principal Investigator RiteAid Funded research

David Kisor, PharmD declares financial interests for the following:

Relationship Name of Commercial Interest Received
PGx Education Consultant PWN Health, LLC Consulting fee
Author-Pharmacogenetics, Kinetics, and Dynamics for Personalized Medicine Jones & Bartlett Learning Royalties

Brad Tice, PharmD, MBA, FAPhA declares financial interests for the following:

Relationship Name of Commercial Interest Received
Founder RxGenomix, LLC Shareholder

APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, please visit the APhA website at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures.Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, PharmD, BCACP, Associate Director of Content Development at the American Pharmacists Association.

Accreditation Information

ACPE Logo

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). The following course is approved for 16.0 contact hour of CPE credit (1.6 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers for this activity are: 0202–0000–16–192-H01-P (pharmacists) and 0202–0000–16–192-H01-T (pharmacy technicians).

Initial Release Date: October 26, 2016
Expiration Date: October 26, 2017

To obtain 16.0 contact hours of CPE credit for completing this course, “Pharmacogenomics,” participants must pre-register online, participate in the entire course, pass the final exam with a score of at least 70%, and complete the CPE assessment and evaluation questions.

Note: Upon completion of the course, you will need a pharmacist.com username and password to complete the online form and claim CPE credit.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Technicians

ACPE Activity Type

Knowledge-based

Activity Fee

There is a fee of $349 associated with this activity.

Development

“Pharmacogenomics” is a home study continuing education activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians developed by RxGenomix.

System Requirements

The RxGenomix learning portal is designed to work with any current web browser. If you have any technical difficulties, please contact RxGenomix: info@rxgenomix.com. System requirements for full functionality at www.pharmacist.com may include:

Windows
  • Windows XP, Windows 2003 or Windows Vista
  • Display resolution of 800×600 or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 or later, Firefox 2.0 or later, or Google Chrome 1.0
  • For Firefox and Chrome, Silverlight 1.0 or later
  • Windows Media Player 9.0 or later
  • Broadband Internet connection (256 Kbps or more)
  • No network blocks or filters that disable streaming media
Mac
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Safari 2.0.4 or later (or Firefox 2.0 or later) Silverlight 1.0
  • Broadband Internet connection (256 Kbps or more)
  • No network blocks or filters that disable streaming media.

Course Enrollment

  CE Credit
16 hr credit
  Fee
$299-350
  Requirements
Companion Book/Digital Copy