This course is intended to help healthcare professionals understand key information to consider when offering a genomic test to patients and their family members. The session will cover general principles about consent in genomic medicine, including how it relates to and builds on current clinical practice.
Why take this course?
This course is designed to help you understand how to approach conversations about genomic testing for your patient and their family members. It forms part of a series of courses that provides best-practice guides to help learners enable informed patient choice about genomic tests and consider practical and ethical aspects to genomic testing.
The series aims to provide you with a foundation for addressing genomic testing with patients, or to refresh your knowledge if you are already doing this in practice.
Who is this course aimed at?
This course is primarily targeted at any healthcare professional working in the NHS who will be involved in requesting genomic testing in the NHS GMS. Individuals accessing this course are expected to already have a fundamental understanding of genomics in relation to their clinical practice, and the clinical indications that may be eligible for genomic testing.
What will I learn?
You will learn about how to request genomic testing in the NHS GMS. You will also learn general principles about consent in genomic medicine, including how it relates to and builds on current clinical practice. Other courses in this series will go into greater depth about important elements to discuss with patients when talking about genomic testing, understanding what happens to genomic data and samples, and incorporating genomic research alongside clinical practice.
How will I learn?
You will learn through textual content, images and video clips. On completion of the course, a short assessment will provide an opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned. You will then be able to receive a record of your feedback and obtain a downloadable certificate of participation.
To learn more about facilitating genomic testing in the GMS, take a look at these other courses in the Facilitating Genomic Testing:
- Discussing Diagnostic Germline Genomic Tests
- The National Genomic Research Library
- Discussing Targeted Germline Genomic Tests
- Data and Sample Management in the NHS Genomic Medicine Service