MEDC0087 Precision Diagnosis for Precision Medicine
|Precision Diagnosis for Precision Medicine|
|Module Leader||Profs James Fullerton & Richard Day|
Precision medicine has three essential attributes:
1) A mechanistic understanding of the aetiology and pathogenesis of disease.
2) The ability to detect (diagnose in the clinical laboratory) specific causal factors.
3) The ability to specifically treat the underlying cause(s)
The module will focus on the second of these attributes and provide examples of how precision diagnosis (instead of conventional routine specific diagnostics) can be combined with precision therapeutics to transform conditions, such as specific forms of leukemia, from a fatal disease in a manageable chronic illness.
|Module assessment||50% course work + 50% unseen 1 hour exam|