Personal Genomics and Your Health


Stanford School of Medicine

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As a blueprint of DNA, a genome can reveal powerful new discoveries for the treatment and prevention of diseases. By placing focus on the individual patient versus the illness, genomic sequencing and analysis is challenging the traditional methods of diagnosis.

This course will expose you to the important role that genetics and genomics can play in medical decisions, practices and applications. From confirming a familial disease to identifying the potential of adverse drug reactions, the study of personal genomics is complex, extensive, and ready to be uncovered. Be at the forefront of this emerging branch of medicine that is shaping the future of precision healthcare.

This course is an elective course in the Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate.

What you will learn

  • Accuracy of current technologies and state of the field
  • Challenges for implementing genomics into the clinic
  • Considerations for interpreting genome and genetic variants
  • Methods to acquire genetic data for medical and consumer testing
  • Role of genetics in drug response (pharmacogenomics)
  • Pros and cons of clinical genetic testing in prenatal, pediatric and adult settings



  • $495 per Elective Course

Continuing Education Units

By completing this course, you’ll earn 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree. CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.

Record of Completion

When you complete each course, you’ll receive an email with a link to download your Record of Completion. This email will be sent to the address you provide in your mystanfordconnection within 3 business days of course completion.


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  • Russ Altman
  • Kasia Bryc
  • Michael Snyder
  • Julie Granka
  • Bethann Hromatka
  • Kelly Ormond
  • Hank Greely
  • Dianna Fisk
  • Euan Ashley
  • Stuart Kim
Delivery Option:
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Course Access
60-day access to the online course starts upon payment. The end date of a section of this course does not restrict your access to the course material.

Course Materials
Course materials are available for download from the online videos page. All materials are available for printing and review upon enrollment.

Final Exam
Online participants are asked to complete a final exam at the end of each course to maintain the integrity of the program. A score of 85% must be achieved to successfully pass the exam. A digital record of completion will be emailed to participants when they pass the exam.

Course Evaluation
Participants are required to complete the course evaluation once they have passed the final exam.

This course may not currently be available to residents of certain states.