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Navigating Genomic Testing in Primary Care

At least one in ten patients visiting their GP is estimated to have a condition with a genetic component, and approximately 60% of people will be affected by a condition with a genetic component during their lifetime.

This module seeks to educate GPs and others working in the primary care space about how genomic testing can improve patient outcomes, the appropriate referral pathways, and issues surrounding family, privacy and insurance.

By completing this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the relevance and applications of genomic testing in primary care, and the role of the GP.
  • Explain the uses and limitations of genomic testing, and the ethical, legal and social issues related to genomic testing.
  • Understand genomic reports and related correspondence in order to provide patients with the information they need.
  • Identify resources for patients undergoing genomic testing and patients with genetic conditions.

This activity is supported by the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics, Garvan Institute of Medical Research. it was developed with continuing professional development provider ThinkGP and offered on their site from 2018-2019. It is provided here, unaccredited.