Medical students will recognize the indications for a diagnostic genetics evaluation and the profound impact a genetic diagnosis can have on the family.
After completing this activity participants will be able to:
Recognize pediatric patients who may benefit from a diagnostic genetics evaluation
Take a multigenerational family history, with attention to the major components that should be included consistently
Use effective and respectful language when obtaining family history and discussing genetic conditions and birth defects with patients
Identify at-risk family members when there is a family history of a chromosome abnormality
Evaluate the role of cytogenetic testing for a child with congenital anomalies