Journal article

Multimedia messages in genetics: Design, development, and evaluation of a computer-based instructional resource for secondary school students in a Tay Sachs disease carrier screening program

AA Gason, M Aitken, MB Delatycki, E Sheffield, SA Metcalfe

Genetics in Medicine | SPRINGERNATURE | Published : 2004

Abstract

PURPOSE: Tay Sachs disease is a recessively inherited neurodegenerative disorder, for which carrier screening programs exist worldwide. Education for those offered a screening test is essential in facilitating informed decision-making. In Melbourne, Australia, we have designed, developed, and evaluated a computer-based instructional resource for use in the Tay Sachs disease carrier screening program for secondary school students attending Jewish schools. The resource entitled "Genetics in the Community: Tay Sachs disease" was designed on a platform of educational learning theory. METHODS: The development of the resource included formative evaluation using qualitative data analysis supported ..

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