Genetic Education of Primary Care Health Professionals in Britain

Emma Tonkin, Maggie Kirk

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The drive to ensure that primary care health professionals in Britain receive appropriate genetics education has made substantial progress in recent years. The strategic initiatives that have emerged from a strong policy foundation are leading developments in education and raising awareness about the role of genetics in primary care. Although significant challenges remain, there is evidence of an evolution from justification of the place of genetics in mainstream healthcare and education, to an articulation of what genetics should be taught, and, more latterly, to a consideration of strategies in ensuring that genetics can be fully integrated into practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeLS - Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)978-0470015902
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2008


  • genetics education
  • primary care
  • genetics
  • professional development
  • genetic competence


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