Available Until 1/9/2025

Introduction to Precision Medicine*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact the NNLM Training Office at nto@utah.edu.

This on demand class is designed to introduce you to the concept of precision medicine and the motivations behind the Precision Medicine Initiative, which both seek to more accurately treat and prevent disease. Throughout the four modules, you will explore precision medicine's current clinical applications, inherent ethical/legal/social implications, relevant National Library of Medicine and other genomic resources and tools, and how the All of Us Research Program is advancing precision medicine research.

Course URL: https://allofus.nnlm.gov

Learning Objectives

After completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Define precision medicine, its current state, and how it may impact human health in the
  • Explain the clinical applications of precision medicine focusing on pharmacogenomics and genetic
  • Identify the ethical, legal, and social implications of precision medicine


Module 1: 30 minutes
Read: The contents of the 'Overview of Precision Medicine'
Activity: Family Health History Scenario Questionnaire

Module 2: 30 minutes
Read: The contents of the 'Clinical Applications'
Activity: Use MedlinePlus to complete a quiz.

Module 3: 30 minutes
Read: The contents of the 'Ethical, Legal and Social Implications'
Activity: To Test or Not To Test Reflection Questionnaire

Module 4: 30 minutes
Read: The contents of the 'All of Us Research Program'
Activity: Final Reflection about what you have learned throughout the course.

MLA CE Credits: 2