Genetic Counseling: Introduction

Submitted: Monday 26th of July 2010 06:56:59 PM
Submitted by: egf
Language: English
Educational levels: qc1, qc2, qc3

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This resource contains materials from advanced courses of genetic counseling.

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Genetic counselling
Before testing for carrier status. After diagnosis of carrier/homozygote Family history and pedigree. Risk assessment. Genetic tests. Discussion of results, explanation. Options. Psychosocial support.
Introduction to clinical genetics and genetic counselling.
Genetic screening and testing in children A Tibben/ H Skirton The necessity of screening and testing children at risk brings along its own sensitivities. The natural wish of parents is to ensure the safe and normal development of their offspring. However, in families at risk of genetic disease ...
A lecture about Communicaton and counselling skills in Genetic Counsselling by H. Skirton in 2007
The objectives of this session are to enable each student to: a) Have an better understanding of the development of genetic counselling as a new profession in Europe b) Have an awareness of the requirements for professional practice as a genetic counsellor c) Be aware of the registration system f ...
Genetic counselling has been perhaps the most important way of assisting families with a hereditary disease in managing the consequences of the disease, and in helping individuals at-risk to find creative solutions for their problems. The increased awareness of the genetic aspects of a disease, and ...
Genetic counselling has been perhaps the most important way of assisting families with a hereditary disease in managing the consequences of the disease, and in helping individuals at-risk to find creative solutions for their problems. The increased awareness of the genetic aspects of a disease, and ...
Common questions during the genetic counselling session. What is the risk of having a child with a genetic disease? Do the couple agree about what they can accept? What is the risk of this situation happening again? Prenatal diagnosis? Predictive test for a late onset disease?
This presentation gives a practical guide to conducting a genetic counselling session in a way that will facilitate communication.
Introduction Culture is a set of beliefs, values and assumptions that groups of people share. As it represents a complex synthesis of qualities (beliefs, rules of behavior, language, rituals, art, technology, styles of dress, ways of producing and cooking food, religion, and political and econo ...
Introduction Culture is a set of beliefs, values and assumptions that groups of people share. As it represents a complex synthesis of qualities (beliefs, rules of behavior, language, rituals, art, technology, styles of dress, ways of producing and cooking food, religion, and political and econo ...
In the past twenty years the demand for clinical genetic services and genetic counselling has increased enormously alongside the major advances in genetic science. Although accurate genetic counselling relies on a firm medical diagnosis, accepted definitions of genetic counselling also emphasise the ...
Since few decades medicine began to focus on prevention in developing countries. Priority was given to infectious diseases prevention, to immunization and to children malnutrition prevention; that contributed hugely to the implementation of several kids of programmes in this field. These programmes ...
This powerpoint presentation provides guidance on giving results and breaking news to patients in a genetic counselling setting.
In countries where consanguinity rates are high several problems may arise that may lead to difficulties in diagnosis of genetic diseases and/or in enetic counseling. Very rare diseases When a child is born with a very rare disorder it is often assumed that if the parents are consanguineous, th ...
The past few decades have witnessed major technological advances in medical genetics generating much activity in laboratories and hospitals. Alongside this activity there has been a gradual realisation that technological advances alone form only one component of a comprehensive model of genetic serv ...

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