Genomic Medicine Skills and Competencies

Genomic Medicine Skills and Competencies

1st Edition - June 10, 2022

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  • Editor: Dhavendra Kumar
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323983839

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Genomic Medicine Skills and Competencies discusses core and practical aspects of genetic and genomic education and training for medical field. Many aspects of genomic applications in science, biotechnology, clinical medicine and healthcare require core and specialist knowledge, skills development and competencies for carrying out diverse tasks. Several knowledge-based courses and opportunities for skills and competencies development and assessment are now available and the main required subjects are discussed in this volume.  The book focuses on all major aspects of genetic and genomic education training that are currently offered and evaluated and is a valuable resource for researchers, clinicians, physicians, nurses, genetic counselors, bioinformatics technicians, and other professionals who are interested in learning more about such promising field. 

Key Features

  • Illustrates the need for acquiring and/or enhancing skills and competencies keeping up with the new advances and expanding scientific and technical knowledge in genome sciences as applied to the practice of clinical genomic and precision medicine
  • Focuses on the professional and specific needs of medical and healthcare professionals practicing (or planning to practice) genomic medicine and health genomics
  • Discusses the impact of effective genomic education and training for delivering the advances and new knowledge in the field of genome sciences and technologies that have spanned as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in preparedness to what is next


Clinicians, healthcare professionals, practitioners

Table of Contents

    1. Preface
    2. Theories and models for genomics education and training
    3. Genetics and Genomics Education & Training in Developing Countries
    4. Learning outcomes, competencies, and their use in genomics education
    5. Genomic education and training for clinical laboratory workforce
    6. Genomic Education and Training Resources for Nursing
    7. Genomic education based on a shared space for discovery: lessons from science communication
    8. Global perspectives of genomic education and training
    9. Preparing the Workforce for Genomic Medicine: International Challenges and Strategies
    10. Digital Resources for Genomic Education and Training

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: June 10, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323983839

About the Editor

Dhavendra Kumar

Professor Dhavendra Kumar, MD, FRCP, DSc (Hon) is a globally acknowledged genetic and genomic clinician. His special interests include genetic diseases of children, inherited conditions of heart and blood vessels, genomic medicine and genomic applications in global healthcare. He is passionate for raising awareness and promoting importance of inherited cardiovascular conditions (ICC) in clinical cardiology and genetic/genomic in modern medicine. He founded and leads the ‘Global Familial Heart Challenge’ project for promotion, early detection, management and prevention of familial/ inherited heart diseases globally. Professor Kumar established and led as the Course Director of Post Graduate Certificate and Diploma course in Genomic Medicine and Healthcare of the University of South Wales. He founded and leads the Indo-UK Genetic Education Forum and the UK India Genomic Medicine Alliance (UKIGMA). He is actively engaged in global genomic medicine initiatives through the Global Consortium for Genomic Education (GC4GE) in collaboration with other global genomic initiatives. Currently, he chairs the Education Sub-Committee of the Human Genome Organization International (HUGO), part of the global genome consortium

Affiliations and Expertise

Honorary Clinical Professor, William Harvey Research Institute, Bart’s and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, UK

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