Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the EGAPP initiative to establish and test a systematic, evidence-based process for evaluating genetic tests and other applications of genomic technology that are in transition from research to clinical and public health practice.


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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
    • B2:   To recognize and appreciate the role of behavioral, social, and environmental factors (lifestyle, socioeconomic factors, pollutants, etc.) to modify or influence genetics in the manifestation of disease
    • B4:   To use family history (minimum of three generations) in assessing predisposition to disease and selection of drug treatment
  • 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)
  • Pharmacogenetics/Pharmacogenomics
    • P3:   Recognize the availability of evidence based guidelines that synthesize information relevant to genomic/pharmacogenomic tests and selection of drug therapy (e.g. Clinical Pharmacogenomics Implementation Consortium)

Physician Assistant

  • Patient Care
    • 3:   Distinguish between genetic screening and genetic testing
    • 4:   Incorporate genetic tests into patient management
  • Practiced-based Learning and Improvement
    • 1:   Use information technology to obtain current and credible information about genetics for self, patients, and colleagues