As part of the Gen-Equip educational project, we have run a series of online webinars specifically for primary care professionals: general practitioners, practice nurses and midwives.
These sessions focus on practical and clinical issues to help you support your patients.
- Taking an appropriate family history to detect possible genetic conditions
- Recording the family history in a pedigree
- Understanding the common inheritance patterns for genetic conditions
- Understanding prenatal testing for genetic conditions
- Understanding genetic test results
- When and how to refer a patient for genetic services.
Each webinar lasts around 20-30 minutes. You can watch one, a few or all of the sessions.
Taking an appropriate family history to detect possible genetic conditions
In this webinar, we discuss how to take a family history, effectively and systematically, to ensure you can identify patients at increased risk of a genetic condition.
In this webinar, we discuss how to record the family history, effectively and systematically, using accepted pedigree symbols. You will have the chance to practice yourself.
Understanding common inheritance patterns
The common inheritance patterns are explained, along with the risks to family members if a patient is diagnosed with a genetic condition.
In this webinar, we discuss the various types of prenatal tests, including population screening and specific tests to identify a fetus at high risk of a genetic condition known to be in the family.
New non-invasive tests using cell-free fetal DNA (NIPT) are covered.
In this webinar, we discuss the types of genetic tests that might be offered to your patient and the possible results, to help you explain those.
When and how to refer a patient for genetic services.
Would you know who to refer to genetic services, or how to find those services? In this webinar we discuss types of patients who benefit from referral and how you can identify where to refer.