Journal article

A model for the development of genetics education programs for health professionals

Clara L Gaff, MaryAnne Aitken, Anna Flouris, Sylvia A Metcalfe

GENETICS IN MEDICINE | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2007

Abstract

PURPOSE: The need for education programs to facilitate the integration of genetics into health practice is well recognized. The inclusion of education as an aspect of genetics policy and the establishment of national bodies for genetics education extend program development beyond ad hoc programs conducted by individual practitioners. A framework for the development of an effective program is required that has a strong theoretic basis and incorporates rigorous evaluation. METHODS: Relevant aspects of three theories that can inform genetics education programs are described: program logic modeling, adult learning theory, and evaluation theory. These are drawn on to develop a framework for the d..

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