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Graduate Studies Calendar 2022-2023 Courses of Instruction Course Descriptions M Medical Precision Health MDPR
Medical Precision Health MDPR
Medical Precision Health 600       Foundations of Precision Health
A key element of Precision Health is the ability to critically appraise myriad types of data in order to facilitate better clinical decisions, health system improvements and clinical education delivery. Review of the essential statistical underpinnings of data analyses in health and related research, and understanding ways in which those analyses can be leveraged to improve decision making in health and education systems.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Precision Health.
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Medical Precision Health 601       Ethics and Law of Precision Health
Builds upon the Foundations of precision health, and includes in-depth study of legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts in precision health.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Precision Health, or admission to the Graduate Diploma in Precision Health.
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Medical Precision Health 603       Health System Leadership
A critical examination of leadership development in the era of precision health as it relates to individual leadership practices, multi-disciplinary teams and the broader healthcare system. Exploration of new frameworks to facilitate collaborative decision making and effecting change and using critical appraisal to identify the most relevant research and make evidence-based decisions to problem-solve around real issues in health systems.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Diploma or Master's program in Precision Health.
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Medical Precision Health 604       Managing Complex Projects in Precision Health
Selection and application of the proper approaches for planning and executing complex innovative projects. Particular emphasis is placed on managing the innovative (novel and useful) ideas in a precision health context.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Diploma or Master's program in Precision Health.
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Medical Precision Health 610        Omics Applications for Clinical Practice
An overview of ‘omics’ technologies, such as genome and exome sequencing. Examination of key technological platforms in the omics field, how to apply them in the clinical setting and understanding ways in which their analyses can be utilized to guide clinical decision-making will be covered.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Precision Health - Precision Medicine specialization, or admission to the Graduate Diploma in Precision Health.
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Medical Precision Health 611       Pharmacogenomics
Pharmacogenomics, a leading application of precision medicine, has played a key role in improved targeting of pharmaceuticals to patients’ needs (providing the “right drug, to the right patient, at the right time, in the right dose”). Topics covered will include pharmacogenomic nomenclature, the concept of “pheno-conversion” and its impact in the clinic, and a focus on key examples of both pharmacogenetic testing platforms as well as case studies for prescription decision-making.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Precision Health - Precision Medicine specialization, or admission to the Graduate Diploma in Precision Health.
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Medical Precision Health 612       Precision Oncology
Focus on the major strategies for leveraging the tools of precision medicine in the field of oncology by examining how different types of DNA variants can be assessed, the ways in which computational analyses can be brought to bear, and will include discussion of targeted therapeutics, including immunotherapies, for treating individual cancer patients.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Precision Health - Precision Medicine specialization, or admission to the Graduate Diploma in Precision Health.
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Medical Precision Health 613       AI Applications in Precision Health
Concepts and ideas in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning - including statistical approaches, visualization, and human-computer interactions. Applications of AI techniques and software tools. This will primarily involve exploring recent examples of AI and Machine Learning tools being specifically used to aid in clinical practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Precision Health - Precision Medicine specialization, or admission to the Graduate Diploma in Precision Health.
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Medical Precision Health 619       Advanced Precision Medicine
An advanced seminar course covering recently published examples of precision medicine. Students will critically evaluate the subjects of discussion, creatively explore ways in which precision medicine studies and tools could be developed, and will focus on ways in which they can lead health system transformation such that the benefits of precision medicine are more widely realized for their patients.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Master of Precision Health program, Precision Medicine specialization.
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Medical Precision Health 620       Quality Management
Quality management principles and science will be introduced starting with quality management frameworks and theory that will guide and rationalize students’ learning. Quality management tools for data analysis, prioritization, improvement and change management will be introduced and described which will help students succeed in quality improvement projects.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Precision Health - Quality and Safety Leadership specialization, or admission to the Graduate Diploma in Precision Health.
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Medical Precision Health 621       Safety Management
An introduction to safety science and the key concepts for managing patients’ safety in the healthcare system. Topics will include the exploration of proactive and reactive safety management, recognizing the similarities and differences with quality management and learning concepts of managing a serious patient harm event with a focus on system analysis.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Precision Health - Quality & Safety Leadership specialization, or admission to the Graduate Diploma in Precision Health.
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Medical Precision Health 629       Advanced Quality and Safety Leadership
Theories and principles of quality management providing students an opportunity to acquire the skills required to complete and implement a quality improvement project.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Master of Precision Health program with a specialization in Quality and Safety Leadership.
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Medical Precision Health 630       Health Professional Teaching and Learning
Adapting teaching and assessment practices in response to changing contexts, new research, and advancing technologies. Particular emphasis is placed on health professional education in a precision health context and competency-based medical education.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Precision Health - Health Professional Education Leadership specialization, or admission to the Graduate Diploma in Precision Health.
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Medical Precision Health 631       Curriculum Oversight and Stewardship
Review of health professional curriculum to ensure it aligns with the requirements of accreditors, legislators, and other governing bodies. Quality improvement for curriculum, with a particular emphasis on modifications for Precision Health initiatives will be explored.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Precision Health - Health Professional Education Leadership specialization, or admission to the Graduate Diploma in Precision Health.
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Medical Precision Health 632       Leadership in Health Professional Education
Working with teams to maximize strengths and establish a space that fosters advancements in health professional education. The focus is on the skills needed to lead new education initiatives for precision health.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Precision Health - Health Professional Education Leadership specialization, or admission to the Graduate Diploma in Precision Health.
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Medical Precision Health 639       Advanced Curriculum Design in Precision Health
Focus on research and new curriculum design on a large-scale. Consideration for equity, diversity, and inclusion issues and the incorporation of advanced technology will be explored. There is a particular emphasis on curriculum design for precision health initiatives.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Master of Precision Health program with a specialization in Health Professional Education Leadership.
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Medical Precision Health 640       Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovation in Precision Health
Application of entrepreneurial thinking principles to develop innovative ideas in any context: private or public, for-profit or non-for profit. Particular emphasis is placed on generating innovative (novel and useful) ideas in a precision health context.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Precision Health - Innovation and Entrepreneurship specialization, or admission to the Graduate Diploma in Precision Health.
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Medical Precision Health 641       Sustainable Business Cases for Precision Health Innovations
Building business cases for innovative ideas in precision health systems, based on objective and holistic business and economic analysis. Concentration on both internal projects within healthcare systems and new venturing ideas.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Precision Health - Innovation and Entrepreneurship specialization, or admission to the Graduate Diploma in Precision Health.
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Medical Precision Health 642       Implementing Innovations in Precision Health
Planning and organizing the execution of innovation projects within precision health systems, including budgeting, mobilizing financial resources, and strategic planning. Concentration on both internal projects within healthcare systems and new venturing ideas.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Precision Health - Innovation and Entrepreneurship specialization, or admission to the Graduate Diploma in Precision Health.
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Medical Precision Health 643       Managing Technology Development in Precision Health
Planning and organizing the implementation of technology development projects in precision health (e.g., software, wearable devices, big data applications, etc.). Particular topics include technology development approaches, planning for execution, budgeting, and minimal viable products.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Precision Health - Innovation and Entrepreneurship specialization, or admission to the Graduate Diploma in Precision Health.
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Medical Precision Health 649       Advanced Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Application of insights from the research literature for selecting appropriate approaches for planning and executing system-level innovative projects in precision health. Particular topics include barriers to healthcare innovations and frameworks (financial, organizational, informational) for implementing system-level innovations.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Master of Precision Health program with a specialization in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
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Medical Precision Health 672       Data Interpretation and Presentation
Students will work with quantitative and qualitative data to derive meaning so they can present rationale options for making decisions. Students will develop data definitions, analyze data sets, and learn how to work with a data analyst who will provide them with insight for understanding important information about data and making informed decisions. Data visualization skills will enhance a student’s ability to interpret and to positively communicate information about data to key stakeholders.
Course Hours:
3 units; (6-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Diploma or Master's program in Precision Health.
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Medical Precision Health 673       Human Factors
Students will learn about human cognition and applying those theories to understanding how humans interact with their environment, equipment, and each other to make decisions and complete tasks. With this understanding of human skills and limitations, students will be prepared to design better systems in which healthcare providers work to reduce the likelihood of errors and poor outcomes for patients.
Course Hours:
3 units; (6-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Diploma or Master's program in Precision Health.
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Medical Precision Health 680       Integrated Topics
Provides the opportunity to integrate theory, research and practice in the student’s area of specialization. Using knowledge and skills derived from the precision health program, published research articles, and experiential learning students will participate in collaborative discussions regarding professional and ethical issues, experiential learning situations, research and how to apply theory to the practice of precision health.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Master of Precision Health program.
Corequisite(s):
Medical Precision Health 681.
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Medical Precision Health 681       Experiential Learning Opportunity
Practical and supervised opportunities to develop students’ existing precision medicine knowledge and skills to an advanced specialized level. Opportunities for development, integration, and experience through either a research project or internship. Together with the Integrative Integrated Topics course, the Experiential Learning Opportunity promotes integration of research, theory and practice.
Course Hours:
6 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Master of Precision Health program.
Corequisite(s):
Medical Precision Health 680.
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