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Diagnostics’ Role in Medicine Today

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41 minutes | Assessment: 20 minutes
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Diagnostics’ Role In Medicine Today opens with examples of different diagnostics and the scenarios in which they are used. This introduction is followed by an overview of the science of genetics of disease, which is used in the development of personalized medicine and companion diagnostics. Boost your appreciation of the diversity of diagnostic devices and applications with this course. Running time: 41 minutes | Assessment: 20 minutes

Defining Diagnostics
At the end of this section you should be able to:
1. Define diagnostic and biomarker
2. Explain the types of measurements employed by diagnostics

Uses of Diagnostics
At the end of this section you should be able to:
1. Give the purpose for each different diagnostic use, including screening, diagnosis, prognosis, drug selection, drug treatment, monitoring, and management

Types of Diagnostics
At the end of this section you should be able to:
1. State the purpose and give examples for different types of diagnostics, including chemistry, immunochemistry, hematology, cytology, microbiology, infectious disease, imaging, and molecular

The Science Behind Molecular Diagnostics
At the end of this section you should be able to:
1. Understand the genetic basis of disease, personalized medicine, and companion diagnostic
2. Describe the different types of DNA mutations

Selecting a Treatment
At the end of this section you should be able to:
1. Discuss the use of genetic variation in developing targeted diagnostics
2. Define companion diagnostic
3. Understand how a diagnostic can help ensure proper patient dosage

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