Molecular diagnostics, or in vitro diagnostics, are rapidly becoming critical to the delivery of healthcare. In vitro diagnostic products are intended for use in diagnosis of disease or other conditions and play a significant role in prevention, monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment. DNA expression patterns, or biomarkers, can now provide information for the design of new treatments, monitor a treatment’s effectiveness as it is studied in a clinical trial, and predict a patient’s response to a new treatment. Molecular diagnostics provide a reliable way to determine the course of action for many diseases. It focuses on patterns and uncovers changes, improving a clinician’s ability to find irregularities. Some common products that are in-vitro diagnostics include drug tests and blood tests for glucose, liver enzymes, and levels of electrolytes.
This certificate provides an overview of the field from discovery to commercialization of different diagnostic products. You will learn how to use genomic information to discover biomarkers and how to move through stages of validation and into the studies that are needed to obtain regulatory approval.
This certificate is designed to be applicable to a range of professionals in the diagnostics field, including:
There will be a $60 fee upon acceptance into the program
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