The NHS National Genetics and Genomics Education Centre was established in 2005 and funded by the Department of Health as one of the major initiatives of the 2003 Genetics White Paper 'Our Inheritance, Our Future Realising the potential of genetics in the NHS'. One of the main aims of the Centre was to improve the understanding of genetics among healthcare professionals and its role in modern healthcare. This site provides web based resources for learning about genes and inheritance, causes of genetic conditions, identifying those at risk, modes of inheritance and how to understand, interpret and communicate genetic test results. Supporting education in genetics continues to be a key component of our work. However we have recently expanded this to include genomic healthcare. The Human Genomics Strategy Group 2012 report 'Building on our inheritance: Genomic technology in healthcare' confirmed the important role of the Centre in continuing to support non-genetics healthcare professionals and pre and post-registration healthcare professionals. Working together with healthcare professionals, educators, trainers, patient groups and professional organisations such as Royal Colleges, Higher Education Institutes and Healthcare Trusts, we: Raise awareness of the clinical applications of genetics and genomics Provide point of care information and tools Identify the genetics and genomics knowledge, skills and attitudes important for delivering patient care and publish the evidence underpinning this work Produce clear statements as learning outcomes and workforce competences about what needs to be learned, taught and delivered in practice Achieve the adoption of these statements into specialist curricula and educational delivery for medical practitioners, nurses, and some allied health professionals Develop and provide resources for learners, practitioners and educators, increasingly as technology enhanced learning Support educators in understanding and teaching genetics and genomics, including delivering Training The Trainers programmes
|Note||This is a comprehensive website containing information on many aspects of genetics and genetic testing for a variety of audiences. The level seems geared toward those with little experience in genetics. There isn't a lot of advanced topics or information. However, lots of links to more detailed information are provided.|
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Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.