A Guide to Genetic Counseling, 2nd Edition. Chapter 16: Genetic Counselors as Educators

This chapter provides detailed analysis on how genetic counselors can become educators to other health care professionals, to the lay public, to teachers and to students. It gives examples of types of presentations, tips on how to prepare an effective presentation, and how to develop education materials.

Type Book
CME Available No
Cost $82.99 ebook; $102.95 paperback
Note Textbook, 2009; reference material
Date of Resource 2009

Genomic Competencies

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

Genetic Counselor

  • Education
    • 15:   Write concise and understandable clinical and scientific information for audiences of varying educational backgrounds.
      • 15a:   Develop written educational materials tailored to the intended audience.
      • 15b:   Recognize the professional and legal importance of medical documentation and confidentiality.
      • 15c:   Assess the challenges faced by clients with low literacy and modify the presentation of information to reduce the literacy burden.
    • 16:   Effectively give a presentation on genetics, genomics and genetic counseling issues.
      • 16a:   Assess and determine the educational goals and learning objectives based on the needs and characteristics of the audience.
      • 16b:   Develop an educational method or approach that best facilitates the educational goals of the presentation and considers the characteristics of the audience.
      • 16c:   Present using a delivery style that results in effective communication to the intended audience that is clear and unambiguous.
      • 16d:   Assess one's own teaching style and use feedback and other outcome data to refine future educational encounters.