RCGP Curriculum - 6 Genetics in Primary Care

This section of our curriculum guide refers to statement 6, Genetics in Primary Care, produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

Photograph: Jason Heath Lancy
Photograph: Jason Heath Lancy

It has been estimated that at least one in 10 of the patients seen in primary care has a disorder with a genetic component. Genetic knowledge, skills and attitudes are important to general practitioners providing support and management to patients and families with, or at risk of, genetic conditions. Consideration of the family history in, for example, cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and understanding genetic aspects of antenatal and newborn screening, are particularly important. GPs have a key role in identifying patients and families who would benefit from being referred to appropriate specialist genetic services.

Here we have collated key articles from our journals to help you meet the curriculum requirements in this area.

In this section you will find articles on:

Primary care management
Skills and attitudes
Symptoms
Chromosomol anomolies
Single-gene disorders
Multifactorial diseases
Familial cancers
Other genetic conditions
Investigations
Treatment
Other related articles


Primary Care Management

Skills and Attitudes

Symptoms

Anxiety about family history of disease

Autosomal dominant conditions 

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Chromosomol anomalies

Down’s syndrome

Turner’s syndrome

Klinefelter’s syndrome

Translocations

Single-gene disorders

Autosomal dominant single-gene disorders

Recessive single-gene disorders

X-linked single gene disorders

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Multifactorial diseases

Bipolar disorder

Cerebrovascular disease

CV disease

Alzheimer’s
Asthma

Familial cancers

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Other genetic conditions

Investigations

Treatment

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Other related articles

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These curriculum resources are regularly updated with relevant articles from our range of healthcare publications. All articles are reviewed by GP advisers. We have set the standard lifetime of an article at two years and will aim to renew all articles within that timeframe. However, some older articles will remain in the listing if our reviewers believe there to be no significant changes to the topic covered.

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