The Common Disease in the Family History

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has produced The Common Disease in the Family History, which consists of 10 pre-recorded presentations written by leaders in the genetics community. Topics include:

  • Common Birth Defects Seen in a Family History
  • Ethnicity-based and Pan-Ethnic Carrier Screening
  • Genetics of Diabetes - What We Know and What Can We Do
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Genetics of Ocular Disease
  • Psychiatric Illness in the Family History
  • Keys to Identifying Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
  • Cardiac Genetic for the Non-Expert
  • The Genetics of Hearing Loss
  • The Genetics of a Stroke

The presentations include the presenter's lecture, fully synchronized to their slide presentation. Participants can to listen to presentations on their own schedule, any time of day by accessing the NSGC web site. Genetic counselor CEU is available.

Type Course
CME Available Yes
Cost $175 NSGC member; $225 Non-member; $275 Course Directors; Student discounts available

Available for CEUs until 06/26/2016

Date of Resource

Genomic Competencies

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

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.
      • 1b:   Apply knowledge of genetic principles and understand how they contribute to etiology, clinical features and disease expression, natural history, differential diagnoses, genetic testing and test report interpretation, pathophysiology, recurrence risk, management and prevention, and population screening.
    • 3:   Construct relevant, targeted and comprehensive personal and family histories and pedigrees.
      • 3d:   Elicit and assess pertinent information relating to medical, developmental, pregnancy and psychosocial histories.