非侵入性产前检测(NIPT):医疗保健专业人员入门

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT): An Introduction for Healthcare Professionals

Get broad insight into the key issues surrounding Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing with this course for healthcare professionals.

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  • 完成时间大约为 3
  • 简单(初级)
  • 英语
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你将学到什么

Describe cell division and how it can lead to Patau’s, Edwards’ and Down’s syndrome

Apply basic genetic knowledge to understand NIPT screening in pregnancy

Describe the different technologies currently available for NIPT

Describe how an NIPT trisomy risk is calculated

Demonstrate an understanding of the current NHS screening pathways in the UK

Discuss the limitations of NIPT testing, and where NIPT may not be an appropriate screening choice

Explain the potential causes of a false positive, false negative and a no-call result

Discuss importance of informed choice, and what can influence decision making

Explore the challenges of language, terminology and communication in the healthcare setting

Debate the social and ethical implications that are presented by availability of NIPT

Reflect on the potential risks and benefits of future developments for NIPT

课程概况

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) is a timely issue in the UK. Already available within the private healthcare system, this maternal blood test is set to be offered by England’s National Health Service (NHS).

On this course, healthcare professionals will be introduced to the development, technology, along with ethical and legal considerations of NIPT. You will consider how and when to discuss NIPT with patients and the importance of patient choice. You will reflect on current NIPT practices, your personal experiences in the healthcare system, and improvements for the future.

课程大纲

Overview of genetics: The fundamentals that underpin genomics

NIPT: The discovery of fetal cell free DNA

Developments of the scientific technology behind NIPT

Clinical implementation and limitations of NIPT

Information provision, communication and individualised choice

Social and ethical implications of screening

Current concerns and future developments of NIPT

面向人群

This course is for midwives, sonographers, and obstetricians. It is also ideal for GPs and genetic counsellors. Although the course will assume knowledge of healthcare at some point, the course might also be of interest to people considering NIPT.

Healthcare professionals might find the the Certificate of Achievement for this course useful for providing evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), or commitment to their career. You will need to upgrade on this course to receive a Certificate of Achievement when you are eligible.

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