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Genetic education for non-geneticist health professionals

Harris, R ; Challen, K ; Benjamin, C ; Harris, H and Kristoffersson, Ulf LU (2006) In Community Genetics 9(4). p.224-226
Abstract
Objectives: It was the aim of this study to assess educational needs and priorities in genetics amongst non-genetic health professionals. Methods: The methods used included website reviews and direct contact with individuals and organisations involved in health professional education. Results and Conclusions: Health professional education and training differed in structure with wide variation in the content and duration of genetics education provided. Evidence from the UK, France and Germany indicates that genetics professionals are influencing the genetics content of medical curricula. In post-graduate training, some specialist regulators have adopted specific genetics education requirements, but many programmes lack any explicit... (More)
Objectives: It was the aim of this study to assess educational needs and priorities in genetics amongst non-genetic health professionals. Methods: The methods used included website reviews and direct contact with individuals and organisations involved in health professional education. Results and Conclusions: Health professional education and training differed in structure with wide variation in the content and duration of genetics education provided. Evidence from the UK, France and Germany indicates that genetics professionals are influencing the genetics content of medical curricula. In post-graduate training, some specialist regulators have adopted specific genetics education requirements, but many programmes lack any explicit genetics. We show that within each country, a sometimes confusing plethora of organisations has responsibility for setting, assessing and delivering medical and midwifery education. (Less)
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Health professional training, Medical curricula, Genetics education
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Community Genetics
volume
9
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4
pages
224 - 226
publisher
Karger
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  • scopus:33748996492
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1422-2795
DOI
10.1159/000094469
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English
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  author       = {Harris, R and Challen, K and Benjamin, C and Harris, H and Kristoffersson, Ulf},
  issn         = {1422-2795},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {224--226},
  publisher    = {Karger},
  series       = {Community Genetics},
  title        = {Genetic education for non-geneticist health professionals},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000094469},
  doi          = {10.1159/000094469},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2006},
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