New report: Perspectives of Education Providers on Education & Training Needs of Non-Genomic Health Professionals.

News > Published on 25 September 2018 > By merryn.pearce

With the greater application of genomics in healthcare, we anticipate a changing role for non-genomic health professionals like medical specialists, general practitioners and allied health clinicians.

In this latest study, our Workforce and Education Program aimed to determine what genomic education providers believe these healthcare professionals will need to know, and be skilled at, to integrate genomics into their practice, and the best ways to deliver genomics education activities and resources.

Thirty-two education providers were interviewed between 2016 and 2017. These providers convene a variety of genomics-focused education activities, ranging from university courses, to online learning modules, and continuing professional development activities.

The resulting technical report shares insights to genomics education provider experiences, practices and expectations for the future genomics health care workforce.

To request a copy of the report, please contact the Program team at education@australiangenomics.org.au.