Primer on Pharmacogenomics – Pharmacy Technician

  Price  $6.95

  Credits  1.5



Pharmacogenomics is a component of genomic medicine that involves using a patient’s genomic information to tailor the selection of drugs used in their medical management. It is one more tool to help optimize drug therapy. This monograph will provide an overview of pharmacogenomics and how the genome affects drug metabolism. It will also discuss the role of FDA recommendations and the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium guidelines to help guide therapy based on genomic phenotypes. The pharmacist’s expanding role in pharmacogenomic testing, interpreting findings, and making recommendations to enhance drug therapy are discussed.



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Course Information

Target Audience

Pharmacy Technician


Donna Lisi
Michelle Chin
Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

  • Describe the principles of pharmacogenomics and the effect that genetics has on drug metabolism
  • Identify guidelines and resources that are available to assist with medication adjustments based on a patient's phenotype
  • Recognize opportunities for referral to the pharmacist for pharmacogenomic services

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacy Technician : 0798-0000-23-227-H01-T
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

Credit for this program is issued by passing the final test hosted at with a score of 70% or higher.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.