Description: Consumers need access to information and resources about genetic information in a manner that is understandable. Librarians working with the public need to be aware of the issues surrounding genetics and resources to assist patrons in locating and evaluating sometimes complex and confusing information. This class explores basic concepts such as genes and chromosomes and offers an overview of genetic disorders, genetic testing, genetic counseling, and the Human Genome Project. Ethical and legal issues associated with genetic disorders will be covered with regard to privacy, discrimination, and potential legislative impact on medicine and society. A variety of reliable health information resources will be demonstrated, including, but not limited to: Genetics Home Reference, ClinicalTrials.gov, CHID (Combined Health Information Database), NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders), and MedlinePlus. This 4-hour hands-on class is intended for consumers, public librarians, and health sciences librarians who work with the public.
|CE Contact Hours:||4|
|Professional Competencies:||Health Sciences Information Services|
|Course Type:||Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, RML Offerings|
Agenda •Introduction – 15 minutes Introduce topic, instructor, participants and objectives • Video – 30 minutes “DNA: the Secret of Life; a Film about the Double Helix” •Follow-up Discussion and Lecture – 20 minutes Genes, chromosomes, DNA concepts, terms, definitions •Presentation and Demonstration – 15 minutes Genetic consultation and testing web resources •Lecture and Demonstration – 15 minutes Human Genome Project BREAK – 10 minutes •Demonstration and exercise– 15 minutes Genetic disorders and family history taking •Demonstration and Online Exploration/Practice – 30 minutes Internet resources • Lecture and Discussion – 30 minutes Ethical, legal, and social issues surrounding genetics BREAK – 10 minutes •Case Studies and Role Playing – 30 minutes Dealing with patrons or own questions about genetics •Exercises – 20 minutes Hands-on practice
The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Learning Videotape, Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming, Simulation, Role Playing, Hands-on Exercises, Case Method, Case Study, and Other.