Global Genetics Community-Unfolding Interactive Case Studies

G3C (Global Genetic/Genomics Community) is a bilingual collection of unfolding case studies for use with students and practicing healthcare providers learning basic genetic/genomic concepts.
Each case study consists of a patient encounter where the learner chooses from a list of questions to ask the patient. The patient's answer then leads to more questions from which the learner chooses, then the patient answers and the process continues. Based on the series of learner questions and the patients' answers, the case scenario unfolds.
Throughout the interview, additional resources and learning activities are offered to assist in learning more about topics that arise in the patient encounter.


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Cost Free
Note Videos, an interactive web interface, and supplemental PDFs and resource links
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
    • 3:   Distinguish between genetic screening and genetic testing
    • 4:   Incorporate genetic tests into patient management
    • 5:   Discuss the range of genetic and genomic-based approaches to the treatment of disease.
  • Medical Knowledge For Practice
    • 1:   Describe the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying human inheritance.
    • 2:   Define the role of genetic variation in health and disease
  • Interpersonal & Communications Skills
    • 1:   When communicating genetic information to patients, consider personal factors that may influence their understanding and response.
    • 2:   Explain the role of genetics professionals in the patient-care plan
    • 3:   Promote informed decision making for patients, and provide nondirective counseling
    • 4:   Offer appropriate psychological and social support to patients and families affected by a genetic condition

Nurse

  • Professional Responsibilities
    • PR-1:   Recognize one's own attitudes and values
      • PR1-K1:   Values, attitudes and beliefs
        • PR1-1:   Engage in reflective practice about one's own beliefs and values related to client care that integrates genetics and genomics.
        • PR1-2:   Articulate attitudes, values and beliefs that influence health care perspective about difficult genetic or genomic health care decisions.
      • PR1-K2:   Impact of personal values, attitudes and beliefs
        • PR1-1:   Engage in reflective practice about one's own beliefs and values related to client care that integrates genetics and genomics.
        • PR1-2:   Articulate attitudes, values and beliefs that influence health care perspective about difficult genetic or genomic health care decisions.
    • PR-2:   Advocate for clients' access
      • PR2-K1:   Resources for healthcare professionals and lay public
        • PR2-1:   Demonstrate appropriate care and concern for all clients throughout their referral, provision of direct care and follow-up to genetic services.
        • PR2-2:   Demonstrate knowledge about accessing local/regional genetic and/or genomic resources.
        • PR2-3:   Include genetic health care professionals in team building and collaborative strategies to optimize client outcomes.
        • PR2-4:   Help client negotiate system barriers that limit access to genetic/genomic services.
        • PR2-5:   Identify strategies that could be used to facilitate reimbursement for access to genetic/genomic services and/or tests.
      • PR2-K2:   Resources for genetic and/or genomic referrals within one's community
        • PR2-1:   Demonstrate appropriate care and concern for all clients throughout their referral, provision of direct care and follow-up to genetic services.
        • PR2-2:   Demonstrate knowledge about accessing local/regional genetic and/or genomic resources.
        • PR2-3:   Include genetic health care professionals in team building and collaborative strategies to optimize client outcomes.
        • PR2-4:   Help client negotiate system barriers that limit access to genetic/genomic services.
        • PR2-5:   Identify strategies that could be used to facilitate reimbursement for access to genetic/genomic services and/or tests.
    • PR-3:   Examine competency of practice
      • PR3-K1:   Scope of nursing practice in relation to genetics/genomics
        • PR3-1:   Identify relevance of genetics/genomics to practice of your discipline.
        • PR3-2:   Demonstrate awareness of the boundaries of one's own professional practice in relation to genetics/genomics.
        • PR3-3:   Perform regular self assessments to identify knowledge and skills deficits that could impact the quality of nursing care one provides to clients in need of genetic/genomic guidance, referral and resources.
        • PR3-4:   Take action to meet identified knowledge and skills deficits related to genetics and genomics.
      • PR3-K2:   Role of specialist genetic/genomic services
        • PR3-1:   Identify relevance of genetics/genomics to practice of your discipline.
        • PR3-2:   Demonstrate awareness of the boundaries of one's own professional practice in relation to genetics/genomics.
        • PR3-3:   Perform regular self assessments to identify knowledge and skills deficits that could impact the quality of nursing care one provides to clients in need of genetic/genomic guidance, referral and resources.
        • PR3-4:   Take action to meet identified knowledge and skills deficits related to genetics and genomics.
      • PR3-K3:   Interprofessional resources
        • PR3-1:   Identify relevance of genetics/genomics to practice of your discipline.
        • PR3-2:   Demonstrate awareness of the boundaries of one's own professional practice in relation to genetics/genomics.
        • PR3-3:   Perform regular self assessments to identify knowledge and skills deficits that could impact the quality of nursing care one provides to clients in need of genetic/genomic guidance, referral and resources.
        • PR3-4:   Take action to meet identified knowledge and skills deficits related to genetics and genomics.
    • PR-4:   Incorporate genetic and genomic technologies and information into practice.
      • PR4-K1:   Technology and information systems
        • PR4-1:   Evaluate genetic and genomic technologies used in client care.
        • PR4-2:   Demonstrate use of genetic and genomic technology and client data for clinical decision-making in providing safe client care.
        • PR4-3:   Identify the credibility, reliability and limitations of genetic and genomic information.
        • PR4-4:   Identify ethical, legal, and social issues associated with genetic/genomic information.
    • PR-5:   Demonstrate the importance of tailoring genetic and genomic information and services
      • PR5-K1:   Cultural, social, ethnic and religious perspectives
        • PR5-2:   Integrate knowledge from psychology, history, politics, sociology and culture when delivering genetic and genomic care.
      • PR5-K2:   Economic and health disparities
        • PR5-2:   Integrate knowledge from psychology, history, politics, sociology and culture when delivering genetic and genomic care.
    • PR-6:   Advocate for the rights of all clients
      • PR6-K1:   Potential benefits, risks and limitations
        • PR6-2:   Maintain confidentiality when recording genetic and genomic information.
        • PR6-3:   Demonstrate awareness of the potential impact of genetic/genomic information on the individual and other family members.
        • PR6-4:   Respond appropriately to inquiries about genetic and genomic health care concerns.
      • PR6-K2:   Ethical, legal and social issues
        • PR6-2:   Maintain confidentiality when recording genetic and genomic information.
        • PR6-3:   Demonstrate awareness of the potential impact of genetic/genomic information on the individual and other family members.
        • PR6-4:   Respond appropriately to inquiries about genetic and genomic health care concerns.
      • PR6-K3:   Impact of genetic and genomic information
        • PR6-2:   Maintain confidentiality when recording genetic and genomic information.
        • PR6-3:   Demonstrate awareness of the potential impact of genetic/genomic information on the individual and other family members.
        • PR6-4:   Respond appropriately to inquiries about genetic and genomic health care concerns.
      • PR6-K4:   Components of informed decision-making
        • PR6-2:   Maintain confidentiality when recording genetic and genomic information.
        • PR6-3:   Demonstrate awareness of the potential impact of genetic/genomic information on the individual and other family members.
        • PR6-4:   Respond appropriately to inquiries about genetic and genomic health care concerns.
  • Identification
    • ID-2:   Identify credible, accurate, appropriate, and current genetic and genomic information
      • ID2-K1:   Resources for health care professionals and lay public
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
      • ID2-K2:   Resources for referral within one's community
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
      • ID2-K3:   Roles of genetic/genomic health care professionals
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
      • ID2-K4:   Interprofessional resources
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
  • Referral activities
    • RA-1:   Facilitate referrals for specialized genetic and genomic services
      • RA1-K1:   Professional roles of providers delivering genetic and genomic services
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
        • RA1-1:   Develop an interprofessional plan of care in collaboration with the client that incorporates genetics and genomics.
        • RA1-2:   Uses genetic and genomic indicators as rationale for clients who may benefit from further evaluation or other risk management interventions.
        • RA1-3:   Develop a plan for follow-up of a client post genetics/genomic referral.
      • RA1-K2:   Resources for health care professionals and lay public
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
        • RA1-1:   Develop an interprofessional plan of care in collaboration with the client that incorporates genetics and genomics.
        • RA1-2:   Uses genetic and genomic indicators as rationale for clients who may benefit from further evaluation or other risk management interventions.
        • RA1-3:   Develop a plan for follow-up of a client post genetics/genomic referral.
      • RA1-K3:   Resources for genetic and genomic referrals within the community
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
        • RA1-1:   Develop an interprofessional plan of care in collaboration with the client that incorporates genetics and genomics.
        • RA1-2:   Uses genetic and genomic indicators as rationale for clients who may benefit from further evaluation or other risk management interventions.
        • RA1-3:   Develop a plan for follow-up of a client post genetics/genomic referral.
  • Provision of education, care and support
    • PECS-2:   Provide clients with genetic and genomic information and resources for informed decision making
      • PECS2-K1:   Resources for healthcare professionals and lay public
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
      • PECS2-K2:   Referral resources for genetic and genomic services within one's community
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.
      • PECS2-K3:   Roles of genetic/genomic health care professionals
        • ID2-5:   Develop a list of contacts and resources for genetic/genomic referrals.

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.
    • 4:   Identify, assess, facilitate, and integrate genetic testing options in genetic counseling practice.
      • 4c:   Identify and discuss the potential benefits, risks, limitations and costs of genetic testing.
      • 4d:   Coordinate and facilitate the ordering of appropriate genetic testing for the client.
      • 4e:   Interpret the clinical implications of genetic test reports.
    • 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.