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Genomic Scenarios in Primary Care

Wellcome Genome Campus via FutureLearn

Overview

Discover the role of genomics and genomic testing within primary care

The public are increasingly bringing results from genomic tests obtained through commercial routes. Most patients will present within primary care, but they may approach any clinician involved in their care. It is crucial that healthcare professionals presented with results from genomic testing have a working knowledge of how to manage these patients.

This unique course will give you the tools you need to understand the process of genomic testing within the primary care sector and the difference between direct to consumer testing.

Recognise how genomics issues may present within primary care

You’ll get an initial overview of day-to-day genomics within the primary healthcare sector and the role that testing plays in finding changes in genes that may cause health problems.

You’ll also understand how to use patient and family history as a tool to assess genomic risk.

Learn about direct to consumer testing and understand its limitations

Many people are now using direct to consumer testing – genetic tests that can be bought online or in stores. You’ll discover the difference between these sorts of tests and their limitations in terms of results.

You’ll then identify clinically relevant information from different sorts of tests and will study how to manage the patient pathway using familial data in line with data governance.

Study with practising GPs who will share their expertise in genomics

Offering extensive knowledge of primary care, genomic medicine and direct to consumer testing, your learning will be applied to clinical practice.

You’ll hear from practitioners working at the cutting edge of genomic medicine within primary care.

This course is primarily for frontline primary care clinicians within the UK (GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Physician Associates) as well as medical students, trainees and educators interested in primary care worldwide.

None other than an interest in genomics or the use of genomics in clinical practice

Taught by

Imran Rafi

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