Module - Principles and Practice of Genetic and Genomic Counselling (SLS403)
Clinical experiential learning is the range of activities trainees may undertake in order to gain the experience and evidence to demonstrate their achievement of module competencies and assessments. The list is not definitive or mandatory, but training officers should ensure, as best training practice, that trainees gain as many of these clinical experiences as possible. They should be included in training plans, and once undertaken they should support the completion of module assessments and competencies within the e-portfolio.
Clinical experiential learning
- Attend multidisciplinary clinical meetings where patients presenting to clinical genetics services are discussed and reflect on the range of referrals received, the organisation of care and potential clinical
- Assist in preparing for a genetic or genomic counselling session by performing the following activities:
- Assessing referral
- Retrieving relevant information
- Drawing a three generation family tree
- Observe a range of genetic counselling sessions covering a disparate range of conditions e.g. prenatal, dysmorphic child, cancer risk assessment, pre-symptomatic testing. Reflect on the range of counselling approaches used, the nature of information given and the skills used by the
- Arrange a placement in a special school, or other community setting such as a children’s hospice, and reflect on the medical, educational and social care available to support individuals and/or families when one or more family members is affected by a disease or disability.