|(3 cr.) Technological advances in molecular biology have
provided an opportunity to evaluate drug-disease
relationships at the molecular and cellular level.
The goal of this course is to introduce the
concept of biomarkers and how they are used
clinically. This course covers both theoretical
concepts and practical applications of biomarkers.
Topics include the rationale for biomarkers, study
design, logistics of sample collection/storage,
options and techniques for analysis, as well as
current applications in health care, including
drug safety, regulatory issues, ethical
considerations and the future direction of
Every Other Year, Spring|