A genetics course designed specifically for maternity health professionals by clinicians with expertise in prenatal screening and diagnosis.
This course is due for release January 2021
Developed as a joint initiative between the Mobile Learning Unit, Melbourne Medical School, and Mercy Perinatal, Mercy Hospital for Women.
Genetic technology advances rapidly, and it is challenging for clinicians to keep abreast of new testing options and best practice in maternity care. This course will help doctors and midwives acquire the knowledge and skills they need to confidently provide prenatal and pre-pregnancy genetic screening in their daily practice.
Midwives and doctors providing antenatal and pre-pregnancy care to women and their partners.
- Strengthen your understanding of DNA and inheritance with specific relevance to reproductive health.
- Understand the principles of prenatal screening and reproductive carrier screening.
- Identify couples that should be offered a genetic counselling referral.
- Become familiar with professional society recommendations for clinical practice.
- Be able to discuss options for screening in a manner that respects a woman’s preferences and values.
- Describe and compare the common prenatal screening tests, including first trimester combined test, non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) and second trimester serum screening.
- Provide general information to patients about prenatal diagnosis and chromosome testing.
- Understand the place of assisted reproduction technology and preimplantation genetic testing.
Register Your Interest
We anticipate this course will be released in January 2021.
Please complete the Expression of Interest form and we will notify you once the course is released.