Talking Genetics: Communicating Genetic Information

Offered By

Royal College of General Practitioners

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30 minutes
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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the Royal College of General Practitioners considers the importance of communicating genetic information in a sensitive, non-judgemental way. It enables the GP to consider common misconceptions and the impact of genetic communication for the patient and family.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course

Describe how communicating genetic information in an understandable way, remaining non-directive and supporting informed decision making, improves informed decision making

Assess confidentiality issues when information about one individual can be used in a predictive manner for another family member

Recognise the impact of different attitudes and beliefs about inheritance

Discuss the fact that genetic information impacts not only on the patient but also on their immediate and extended family

Explain the emotional impact of a genetic diagnosis on a patient and their family (including guilt about passing on a condition)

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