Medical Practice & Policy
Do you wish to work in the medical field one day and want insight into what career opportunities await you, alongside intercultural knowledge of different practices and policies?
Engage in a pre-medical experience by learning about the shift occurring in medical practice towards precision medicine, where the individual patient’s unique characteristics come into play.
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It's a good fit if you have an interest in:
Precision Medicine: Tailored Treatment in Clinical Practice
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
- Pre-Medicine/Health Science
Standard clinical care is shifting its focus towards precision medicine, where the choice for treatment relies on the specific physiological characteristics of a given patient. The rapid development of ‘omics’, including genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics, is currently adding a new dimension to the advancement of precision medicine and clinical care. This course covers current clinical practices within precision medicine, as well as the potential clinical application of omics in the clinic. In addition, you study patient cases and address diagnosis and treatment by using the precision medicine approach.
Week-Long Study Tour: Dublin
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Core Course Week: Sweden
Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.
Note: Please be aware that this course does not provide medical training corresponding to that of medical students and does not include shadowing of doctors or physical examination of patients.