Societal Consequences of Technological Change: Precision Medicine
In this course, students will be exposed to the underlying science and technology behind precision medicine, examples of how it is currently being used to address a wide variety of diseases, future scenarios of how this technology could advance, and the ethical and policy considerations inherent in any innovation. Using this foundational understanding, you’ll attempt to project potential consequences that could unfold and the impact on the region’s citizens. Based on this analysis, students will be required to propose interventions that could enhance opportunities or mitigate negative impacts of precision medicine as its further adoption unfolds. This is a “real world” public policy challenge for regional leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, as well as those on a national and global scale.