Module - Genetics Genomics and Molecular Science (Competency 7)


Competency information

Observe and assist with the range of laboratory methods and their application to generate genetic test results for patients.

Knowledge and skills you might demonstrate


  • Principles and applications of relevant methods and techniques.
  • The principles of PCR and sequence methods, including the significance of contamination, sensitivity and associated hazards and risks.
  • The principles of chromosomal microarray and other dosage techniques, including the significance of contamination, sensitivity and associated hazards and risks.
  • Relevant internal quality control procedures and characteristics of substandard reactions.
  • Factors affecting the integrity of samples and reagents and relevant sensitivities to conditions of cold, heat and light.
  • Principles of electrophoresis of nucleic acids.
  • Principles of radioactive and fluorescent image detection.
  • Principles of mutation detection and DNA sequencing.
  • Limitations and sensitivity of each test method.
  • The nature and effect of possible artefacts.