Genetic Testing Basics
The purpose of this course is to explain the basic information that nurses need to know about patterns of inheritance, types of testing, steps to genetic evaluation, and ethical issues related to genetic testing.

Course Publication Date: August 28, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:GTB073118
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Peri-Natal Medicine
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the numbers and different types of chromosomes.
  • Explain autosomal recessive and autosomal dominant inheritance patterns and give examples of diseases.
  • Explain X-linked recessive and dominant inheritance patterns and given examples of diseases.
  • Explain the type of disorders that related to Y-linked inheritance.
  • Describe at least 4 additional types of inheritance patterns.
  • Describe 8 different types of genetic testing.
  • Describe the genetic evaluation process.
  • Discuss 3 principles of genetic counseling
  • Discuss at least 3 ethical issues.


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