As genomics continues to become more important socially, legally, and ethically, public education about genomic technologies and their implications becomes increasingly necessary. To address this need, the Genetic Support Network of Victoria (GSNV) implemented a highly successful two-stage program which produced downloadable resources for students aged 10-18 in Victoria.
Under the leadership of Ms Hollie Feller, the GSNV will extend their program nationally. This project will develop one national science curriculum resource focused on the everyday health utility of genomics. The curriculum will deliver a balanced genomic education program to Australian upper primary and secondary school students addressing the benefits and limitations of current and future genomic technologies, to allow for informed decision making and healthy debate. It is also a pathway to tackling genomic skill shortages by stimulating an interest in genomics in Australia’s future workforce.
Genetic Support Network of Victoria (GSNV)