Virtual Prenatal Genetics Short Course 2021
Dates: 13 September – 2 November 2021
Venue: Online course*
CPD: Royal College of Midwives
The course will take place on six half day sessions running between September and November 2021.
*Please note: sessions will not be repeated or recorded
Recent technological advances are shaping testing and counselling options in prenatal genetics.
This skills based course is designed to give midwives and other health professionals working in a prenatal testing setting tools to help them to enable patients to access appropriate onwards referral. These include obtaining a family history, identify high risk family histories, approaches to genetic testing, consent taking and counselling skills associated with providing information and results.
The course will provide the background scientific knowledge needed to understand the theory behind the application of genetics in a prenatal setting. The scientific content will be complemented with case based examples and practical exercises to connect the scientific theory to the application in your day to day practice.
Participants will be equipped with the basics of prenatal genetic counselling and managing complex scenarios as well as an update on new technologies. They will also gain skills in taking a family history and assessing when a referral on to clinical genetics is indicated.
All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.