Family History in Primary Care

Genetics in Primary Care Institute

Thursday Sep 12, 2013 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm EDT
United States

Purpose of the Course

This webinar is established for primary care providers and other health care providers, to assist them in learning how to incorporate genetic thinking into their everyday practice. Information will be provided on what the role of the primary care provider is in the provision of genetic medicine, and case studies will be presented to provide further examples of the importance of genetics in a primary care setting.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, attendees should be able to:

  1. Identify the utility of an evolving family history in the era of genomic medicine.
  2. Establish the capacity to use genetic information to tier patient risk.
  3. Formulate and utilize focused, problem-based family history questions and establish a system for creating a comprehensive family history.
  4. Apply various strategies in patient/family communication
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