Introduction to Risk Calculation in Genetic Counseling, Third Edition

This book introduces:

  • the laws of probability, 
  • binomial distribution, and 
  • Bayes theorem. 

It then applies them to risk calculations for:

  • single gene and complex disorders, 
  • in cancer genetics, 
  • for balanced chromosome rearrangements, and 
  • other mechanisms of inheritance. 

The book includes numerous, step-by-step examples of risk calculations which can be used directly for instructional purposes and modified to develop assessments.

Type Book
CME Available No
Cost $56.00 paperback per publisher

curriculum development

Date of Resource 2006

Genomic Competencies

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

Genetic Counselor

  • Genetics Expertise and Analysis
    • 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.
      • 5a:   Assess probability of conditions with a genetic component or carrier status using relevant knowledge and data based on pedigree analysis, inheritance patterns, genetic epidemiology, quantitative genetics principles, and mathematical calculations.
      • 5b:   Incorporate the results of screening, diagnostic and predictive genetic/genomic tests to provide accurate risk assessment for clients.
      • 5c:   Evaluate familial implications of genetic/genomic test results.
      • 5d:   Identify and integrate relevant information about environmental and lifestyle factors into the risk assessment.