Mapping Existing Education & Training for the Australian Clinical Genomic Workforce.

The first project of the Genomics Workforce & Education research program of Australian Genomics was to map current and planned genomic education activities available to genetic and non-genetic health professionals in Australia.

The resulting Technical Report provides a snapshot of activities available to Australian health professionals in late 2016. The Report also features a comprehensive set of appendices detailing the methods used in this mapping study.

This activity aims to:

  • Enable health professionals to identify appropriate education activities that will allow them to develop their competence in genomics.
  • Inform education providers and education policy officers when designing genomics education programs in the future to consider and address education gaps, and to identify opportunities to build on existing programs,
  • Inform strategies to build workforce capacity in areas of known workforce shortage, such as genetic counselling and clinical bioinformatics, by identifying current and needed training activities; and,
  • Provide a baseline to monitor change in educational activities. 

Download the Technical Report here