Primary Care Genetics

Website offering free genetics educational modules to enable health care professionals who are working in primary care to update their knowledge and skills in genetics. Offers online learning modules, short education webinars, practical tools for use in daily practice and real patient stories.

Type Website
CME Available No
Cost Free

For Genetic Counselor: A primary care-focused, case and webinar based education resource available in English, Italian, Portuguese, and Icelandic with some elements additionally available in Czech. Also presents real cases. Genetic counselors will find this an excellent resource for teaching both in training programs and for use in cross-disciplinary outreach.

For Physician: Well targeted to general practitioners and those with little baseline knowledge.

Date of Resource

Genomic Competencies

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

Physician Assistant

  • Patient Care
    • 1:   Gather family history information and construct a multigenerational pedigree.
    • 2:   Identify patients who would benefit from referral to genetics professionals
    • 4:   Incorporate genetic tests into patient management

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.
      • 1a:   Demonstrate knowledge of principles of human, medical, and public health genetics and genomics and their related sciences.
  • Professional Development & Practice
    • 22:   Accept responsibility for one's physical and emotional health as it impacts on professional performance.
      • 22e:   Assist non-genetic healthcare providers in utilizing genetic information to improve patient care in a cost-effective manner.
      • 22f:   Promote responsible use of genetic/genomic technologies and information to enhance the health of individuals, communities, and the public.