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Genetics course for Allied Health

Speciality Classification
Allied Health
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
NHS Health Education England

This session outlines some of the syndromes, teratogens and most common maternal diseases that cause heart problems.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • List some of the syndromes associated with congenital heart disease
  • Describe the features of each syndrome
  • Outline the cardiac defects of each syndrome
  • List the teratogens and their related usual cardiac malformations
  • Describe the most common maternal diseases and their associated cardiac malformations

Congenital heart disease is a feature of many different syndromes and may also be caused by external teratogens and maternal conditions such as diabetes.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

• Basic understanding of genetics and modes of inheritance

Instructors / Speakers
Anjum Gandhi,
Consultant Paediatrician at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Anjum Gandhi has over 20 years of clinical, teaching and research experience in paediatrics and is a Consultant Paediatrician with training and expertise in paediatric cardiology at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. He is also the Clinical Director for Children’s Services at HEFT and holds a honorary consultant contract in paediatric cardiology at Birmingham Children’s hospital.

Anjum is one of the founder members and the immediate past-­Chair and Convenor of PECSIG (Paediatrician with Expertise in Cardiology Special Interest Group). Anjum has organised, chaired and participated in cardiology conferences and meetings for the RCPCH, RSM and PECSIG.

He has authored a number of articles in peer-­reviewed journals and presented at national paediatric and cardiac clinical and research meetings. He is one of the authors of the cardiology curriculum approved by the RCPCH as a Special Interest Module (SPIN Module) and the Lead author of Revalidation guidance for PECs. He is also a member of Patient. Info (EMIS) team and has written and reviewed several clinical articles in this role.

Genetics course for Allied Health
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health, Maternal-child, Paediatric, Paediatric endocrinology, Paediatric and Neonatal Care, Paediatric Dentistry
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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