Certificate in Precision Medicine

Cancer treatments have advanced dramatically over the years, especially in the realm of precision medicine and genetic research. Precision medicine is leading a new era in healthcare through revolutionizing the way cancer is treated based on a person’s genetics. 

Cancer treatments have advanced dramatically over the years, especially in the realm of precision medicine and genetic research. Precision medicine is leading a new era in healthcare through revolutionizing the way cancer is treated based on a person’s genetics. 

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Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

 

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Certificate in Precision Medicine

The graduate Certificate in Precision Medicine provides foundational training in theory and techniques for the development of targeted therapies through genetics/genomics, immunohistochemistry, and histopathobiology. As a fully online program, you will gain essential knowledge and skills in this rapidly evolving field while continuing in your current professions.

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The Certificate in Precision Medicine is designed for medical professionals, clinical researchers, and healthcare administrators seeking foundational scientific and operations expertise pertinent to the evolving clinical advances in precision medicine. Work toward this graduate certificate will, in most cases, be applicable to the online Master of Science in Precision Medicine program.

Required Hours

15 Hours
12 month timeframe

Example Coursework

Histopathology and Molecular Biology of Cancer
Molecular Targets in Precision Medicine
Essential Clinical Laboratory Operations/ Management Skills
Applied Medical Genetics/ Pharmacogenomics

Upcoming Start Dates

January 11, 2022
March 8, 2022 

Common Job Titles

Clinical Laboratory Technologist or Technician
Histotechnologist and Technician
Pharmacology Laboratory Technician
Natural Science Research Manager

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Certificate in Precision Medicine

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians is projected to grow 11% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit official transcripts showing earned bachelor’s from a regionally accredited college or university or the equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, probationary status may be granted for those with a 2.5 to 2.99 GPA.
  • Write a purpose statement addressing career goals and fit with the program, including the Christian identity of the university.
  • Submit a current resume.
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Abilene Christian University enjoys a strong national reputation as one of the leading private Christian universities in the west and southwest, indicated by various ratings (such as U.S. News and World Report and other reports).