Education & Resources in Genetics & Personalized Medicine

A listing of short online educational and informational resources for genetics and genomics. Includes genomics and precision medicine, using genetics in primary care, cancer risk assessment and genetic testing, principles of family history, genetic disease descriptions, and specific genetic tests.


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Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Pharmacist

  • Basic Genetic Concepts
    • B1:   To demonstrate an understanding of the basic genetic/genomic concepts and nomenclature
    • B3:   To identify drug and disease associated genetic variations that facilitate development of prevention, diagnostic and treatment strategies and appreciate there are differences in testing methodologies and are aware of the need to explore these differences these differences in drug literature evaluation
    • B4:   To use family history (minimum of three generations) in assessing predisposition to disease and selection of drug treatment
  • Genetics and Disease
    • G2:   To assess the difference between clinical diagnosis of disease and identification of genetic predisposition to disease (genetic variation is not strictly correlated with disease manifestation)
    • G3:   To appreciate that pharmacogenomic testing may also reveal certain genetic disease predispositions (e.g. the Apo E4 polymorphism)
  • Pharmacogenetics/Pharmacogenomics
    • P1:   To demonstrate an understanding of how genetic variation in a large number of proteins, including drug transporters, drug metabolizing enzymes, direct protein targets of drugs, and other proteins (e.g. signal transduction proteins) influence pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics related to pharmacologic effect and drug response

Physician Assistant

  • Patient Care
    • 3:   Distinguish between genetic screening and genetic testing
    • 4:   Incorporate genetic tests into patient management

Nurse

  • Professional Responsibilities
    • PR-1:   Recognize one's own attitudes and values
    • PR-4:   Incorporate genetic and genomic technologies and information into practice.
  • Nursing Assessment
    • NA-1:   Demonstrate understanding of relationship of genetics and genomics to health
  • Identification
    • ID-1:   Identify clients who may benefit from genetic and genomic information and services
    • ID-2:   Identify credible, accurate, appropriate, and current genetic and genomic information
  • Provision of education, care and support
    • PECS-3a:   Use health promotion/disease prevention practices that consider genetic and genomic influences
    • PECS-3b:   Use health promotion/disease prevention practices incorporating knowledge of genetic and/or genomic risk factors
    • PECS-4:   Use genetic- and genomic-based interventions and information to improve clients' outcomes
    • PECS-5:   Collaborate with health care providers to provide genetic and genomic health care in health promotion/disease prevention