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Cancer Genetics Overview (PDQ®): Genetics - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Genetic Resources

Table 7. Health Professional Practice and Genetic Education Information

Centre for Education in Medical GeneticsDevelops, provides, and evaluates genetics education opportunities and resources.
Centre for Genetics EducationEducation and service resources for patients and professionals.
Dolan DNA Learning CenterInteractive multimedia genetics education resources.
Essentials of Genetic and Genomic Nursing: Competencies, Curricula Guidelines, and Outcome Indicators, 2nd editionEstablishes minimum basis to prepare the nursing workforce to deliver competent genetic and genomic-focused nursing care.
Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention (EGAPP)Provides an evidence-based review of genetic tests and other genomic applications that are in transition from research to clinical and public health practice in the United States.
Genetics & Your PracticeOnline modules for health care professionals designed for exploration of a topic rather than a sequential presentation of material. Includes fact sheets and sample clinical forms. Free registration required for access
Genetics Education CenterOnline center for educators interested in human genetics and the Human Genome Project.
Genetics Education Program for Nurses (GEPN)Sample genetics nursing course syllabi and other genetics educational opportunities and resources for nurses.
Genetics/Genomics Competency Center for Education (G2C2)A repository of genetics/genomics education resources for nursing and physician assistant educators.
Genetics in Clinical Practice: A Team Approach Interactive virtual genetics clinic with case scenarios and case discussions. Target audience is primary care professionals.
Genetics in Primary CareTraining program curriculum materials.
Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention Network (GAPPNet)A collaborative initiative that aims to bring together stakeholders in order to accelerate and streamline effective and responsible use of validated and useful genomic knowledge and applications, such as genetic tests, technologies, and family history, into clinical and public health practice.
Medical School Core Curriculum in GeneticsMedical school course competencies, skills, knowledge, and behaviors that should be covered in a genetics curriculum developed by the Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics and the American Society of Human Genetics.
National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG)Core competencies in geneticsand reviews of education programs. Descriptions of available instructional resources, courses, and institutes.
Six Weeks to Genomic AwarenessWebcast of six lessons in genomics for public health professionals.

Table 8. Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

Genetic Testing and Screening in the Age of Genomic Medicine. New York State Task Force on Life and the Law.Includes general and state-specific information in a bulleted report.
Pharmacogenetics: Ethical Issues. Nuffield Council on Bioethics.Includes a section discussing the use of pharmacogenetics in clinical trials.
Protecting Human Research Subjects Institutional Review Board Guidebook, Chapter V, Section H: Human Genetic Research. Office for Human Research Protections.Discusses many issues that continue to challenge IRBs, investigators, and policy makers today.

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