Genetic Inheritance for the Pregnancy Pathway – Healthcare Training Course
Explore genetics and genomics in maternity healthcare and apply principles to provide high quality care with The South East Genomic Medicines Service Alliance (GMSA).
Who is the course for?
This course is primarily designed for midwives. It may also be of interest to those involved in the pregnancy pathway such as primary care physicians, nurses, and health visitors, as well as medical and healthcare undergraduates.
While the course will generally assume knowledge appropriate to healthcare professionals, anyone interested in assessing their own family genetic history may find the course useful.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Describe dominant, recessive, x-linked and complex inheritance
Identify examples of genomic conditions, including the ones they are most likely to encounter in antenatal care
Demonstrate the ability to draw a pedigree
Apply the principles of pedigree drawing to recognise modes of inheritance
Identify deviations from mendelian inheritance
Evaluate further individual learning needs to provide high quality care