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187693 - Genomics in general practice MCQs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
0.5 hrs

To review risk assessment and management of patients that present with a genetically inherited condition, are identified as high risk, or who request a genetic test. It is based on the RACGP point-of-care reference Genomics in general practice which aims to assist general practitioners (GPs) in clinical decision-making on a range of genetic conditions encountered in general practice.

Relevance to General Practice

GPs require a sound understanding of genomics, awareness of the conditions where testing is indicated, the genomic tests that are available, interpretation of results and the appropriate management and support of patients and their families, including referral to specialist services.

Learning outcomes
  • Outline the role of the general practitioner in identifying individuals at risk of a genetic condition, provide effective counselling and appropriate genomic testing.
  • Identify individuals with a genetic disorder or risk factor that requires further investigation and management, including appropriate referrals.
  • Explain possible legal and ethical issues associated with genomic testing and the support services available to individuals and their families.
  • Develop a comprehensive practice plan to ensure appropriate follow up of patients with a genetic condition.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Rational options for investigations are offered

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    • The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Professional knowledge and skills are reviewed and developed

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    • Shared decision making and informed consent are explained and obtained

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Children and young people health
    187693 - Genomics in general practice MCQs
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    0.5 hrs
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