Genomic Medicine Skills and Competencies

Genomic Medicine Skills and Competencies

1st Edition - June 10, 2022

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  • Editor: Dhavendra Kumar
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323985635
  • 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

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword
  • Chapter 1: Theories and models for genomics education and training
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgment
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Relevant theories
  • 3: Tools to apply theory to practice
  • 4: Models of learning
  • 5: Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Genetics and genomics education and training in developing countries
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Burden of genetic disease
  • 3: Academic programs in genetics and genomics
  • 4: Professional societies and patient support groups in genetics and genomics
  • 5: Summary/conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 3: Learning outcomes, competencies, and their use in genomics education
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Setting the scene: Genetics, genomics, and the national health service in England
  • 3: Using theory to guide practice: The alliance between outcome-based education and adult learning theory
  • 4: Defining terminology: Making sense of competence, competency, learning outcomes, and learning objectives
  • 5: Genomic learning outcomes and competencies: The international landscape
  • 6: Competencies, learning outcomes, and the continuum of genomics education in the NHS
  • 7: Learning outcomes and competencies in practice: Examples from the NHS
  • 8: Conclusion and summary
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Genomic education and training for clinical laboratory workforce
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Scope of practice
  • 3: Core training curricula in the United Kingdom
  • 4: Qualifications, assessment, and outcomes
  • 5: Registration to practice
  • 6: Research and development
  • 7: Workforce planning
  • 8: Quality management
  • 9: Continual professional development
  • 10: Summary
  • Reference
  • Chapter 5: Genomic education and training resources for nursing
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: State of nursing and genomic competency
  • 3: Existing pedagogy and outcomes
  • 4: Pathways to nursing genomic competency
  • 5: Overcoming barriers
  • 6: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 6: Genomic education based on a shared space for discovery: Lessons from science communication
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments/disclaimer
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Deficits and dialogues
  • 3: Scientific truth exists, so why no deficits?
  • 4: Bourdieu, cultural capital, and science as culture
  • 5: Funds of knowledge
  • 6: Hybrid space
  • 7: Lessons for genomics education
  • 8: Summary
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 7: Global perspectives of genomic education and training
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Global organizations and genomic education
  • 3: Distance learning for genomic skills and competencies
  • 4: Global status of genetic and genomic education and training
  • 5: Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments and disclaimer
  • References
  • Chapter 8: Preparing the workforce for genomic medicine: International challenges and strategies
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: The genetic architecture of disease and scope of practice in genomic medicine
  • 3: Types of medical genetics professionals
  • 4: Competencies in genomic medicine
  • 5: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 9: Digital resources for genomic education and training
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: YouTube as an education platform
  • 3: Massive open online courses (MOOCs)
  • 4: Mobile apps
  • 5: Genomic education and national genomics projects
  • 6: Challenges and conclusions
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 164
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: June 10, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323985635
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323983839

About the Editor

Dhavendra Kumar

Professor Kumar has considerable previous experience in writing and editing books and journals related to genetics and genomics. His books include Genomics and Clinical Medicine and Genomics and Health in the Developing World. He founded and leads the new open access journal Applied and Translational Genomics, published by Elsevier. He has published 40 articles in the journals literature.

Professor Dhavendra Kumar is a Visiting Professor, Genomic Policy Unit, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, The University of South Wales and Consultant in Clinical Genetics at the University Hospital of Wales, Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom. He is one of the Consultants for the All Wales Medical Genetics Service and the lead Clinician for Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics. After qualifying in Medicine from the King George’s Medical College, University of Lucknow, India, he completed postgraduate training in Pediatrics with an MD. Since 1980 he has pursued a career in Medical Genetics in the UK. In 1990 he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics (FACMG) and as well as Royal Colleges of Physicians (FRCP-London and FRCP-Ireland) and Pediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH-UK).

In 2015, he was conferred with the higher degree of DSc by his Alma Mater, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow (UP, India) based on his life-time contributions and achievements to genetic and genomic applications in medicine and health.

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Professor, Genomic Policy Unit, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, The University of South Wales; Consultant in Clinical Genetics, University Hospital of Wales, Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

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