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Goal: To teach medical students about the ethical, legal and social issues related to genetics, especially genetic testing and counseling.The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG) have highlighted the need for more education about the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) related to genetic testing and counseling.
Educational Objectives:After completing this activity participants will be able to:
Recognize the indications for a diagnostic genetics evaluation and the profound impact a genetic diagnosis can have on the family.
Recognize that most human disease is the result of complex interactions between genetics and environment and determine the relative contribution of these factors to define occurrence likelihoods and appropriate preventative measures.
Facilitate the safe and responsible participation of their patients in clinical research, understanding the relationship between basic science, biomedical research and clinical application as it pertains to medical genetics.
Modules in this Training Activity
Genetics in Pediatrics: A Family Study of a Child With Multiple Congenital Anomalies
Genetics: Complex Inheritance: Genetics of Common Complex Disorders
Genetic Services and the Primary Care Provider
Genetics: The Medical Family History
Genetics: Introduction to Genetic Counseling
Genetic Testing in Clinical Practice
Genetics: Ethical and Legal Considerations in Genetic Testing
Genetics: Etiology of Sporadic and Hereditary Cancers
Genetics: Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome: Genetic Testing and Counseling
Genetics: Mini-Review of the Molecular Genetics of BRCA1/BRCA2
Audience and Accreditation
Medical students and residents
Activity Credit: Obtaining credit for participation in this activity requires that you complete the pre-assessments, work through the modules (including all in-module interactive activities), complete the post-assessments with a 70% score on the post-test, and then request credit. At the end of the activity, you will be instructed on how to print out a certificate for your records.
Time Requirement: Keep track of the amount of time it takes you to complete this activity. You will be required to spend a set amount of time in order to claim credit. You should claim credit only for the time actually spent in the activity.
Technical Requirement: To participate in this activity, you will need a computer, an Internet connection, and a Web browser. This activity requires Chrome, Firefox, and IE7 or higher.