Gen-Equip Website

Welcome to the website of the Gen-Equip project – a project combining education, primary care and genetics. Our aim is to enable health professionals who are working in primary care to update their knowledge and skills in genetics. We hope to achieve the long-term outcome of improvement in care of patients with genetic conditions or concerns.

We are focusing on the needs of professionals in primary care: general practitioners, primary care pediatricians, midwives, and primary care nurses. However, any health professional is welcome to use the training.
The training is based on cases that any primary care health professionals might see in the working day.

Type Website
CME Available Yes
Cost Free

Date of Resource 2019

Genomic Competencies

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


  • Basic Genetic Concepts
    • B1:   To demonstrate an understanding of the basic genetic/genomic concepts and nomenclature
    • B4:   To use family history (minimum of three generations) in assessing predisposition to disease and selection of drug treatment
  • Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI)
    • E5:   To Identify the need to refer a patient to a genetic specialist or genetic counselor
  • Genetics and Disease
    • G1:   To understand the role of genetic factors in maintaining health and preventing 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)


  • Professional Responsibilities
    • PR-5:   Demonstrate the importance of tailoring genetic and genomic information and services
  • Nursing Assessment
    • NA-1:   Demonstrate understanding of relationship of genetics and genomics to health
    • NA-2:   Demonstrate ability to elicit three-generation family health history information
    • NA-4:   Collect histories that consider genetic, environmental, and genomic influences and risks
    • NA-5:   Conducts assessments incorporating genetic, environmental, and genomic influences and risk factors
    • NA-6:   Analyze the history and physical assessment for genetic, environmental, and genomic influences
    • NA-8:   Develop a plan of care that incorporates genetic and genomic assessment information.
  • 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
    • ID-3:   Identify ethical, ethnic/ancestral, cultural, religious, legal, fiscal and societal issues
  • Referral activities
    • RA-1:   Facilitate referrals for specialized genetic and genomic services
  • Provision of education, care and support
    • PECS-1:   Provide clients with interpretation of genetic and genomic information
    • PECS-2:   Provide clients with genetic and genomic information and resources for informed decision making
    • 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


  • Family History
  • Genomic Testing
  • Patient Treatment Based on Genomic Results
  • Somatic Genomics
  • Microbial Genomic Information

Genetic Counselor

  • Genetics Expertise and Analysis
    • 1:   Demonstrate and utilize a depth and breadth of understanding and knowledge of genetics and genomics core concepts and principles.
    • 2:   Integrate knowledge of psychosocial aspects of conditions with a genetic component to promote client well-being.
    • 3:   Construct relevant, targeted and comprehensive personal and family histories and pedigrees.
    • 4:   Identify, assess, facilitate, and integrate genetic testing options in genetic counseling practice.
    • 5:   Assess individuals' and their relatives' probability of conditions with a genetic component or carrier status based on their pedigree, test result(s), and other pertinent information.

Physician Assistant

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge For Practice
  • Interpersonal & Communications Skills
  • Practiced-based Learning and Improvement