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Understanding pharmacogenomics

This module aims to provide an overview of pharmacogenomics.

Learning objectives

After completing this module and its online counterpart, pharmacy technicians will be able to:    

  • Understand the situations where pharmacogenomics are implicated
  • Explain how genetic factors can influence the response to certain drugs
  • Appreciate the ethical concerns relating to DNA tests and pharmacogenomic testing.

Contributing author: Dr Martin Duerden FRCGP, recently retired GP and co-author of 'Symptoms in the Pharmacy'. With contributions from Alison Blenkinsopp. 

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