Primary care genetics education modules

Plymouth University has developed a programme of free educational modules for all healthcare professionals working in primary care

The South West Genomic Medicine Centre (GMC) have been looking at ways to engage with primary healthcare professionals in education to increase their awareness of genetics and genomics. In partnership with colleagues at Plymouth University, a number of online education modules have been created for all healthcare professionals working in primary care.

The modules are completely free, case based and are easily accessible via tablet or mobile devices and cover a range of topics including: inherited cardiac conditions, inherited colorectal cancer, breast and ovarian cancer and four modules on pregnancy-related issues. More new modules will follow soon, including developmental delay and dementia.

All modules are accredited with the RCGP and can be freely used, distributed or incorporated into other courses, websites or portals. The modules will also be available in 6 other languages with the English versions already live.

Further details on the project and instructions on how to access the modules are available on the Primary Care Genetics website.