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

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

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Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT): An Introduction for Healthcare Professionals
The course Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT): An Introduction for Healthcare Professionals is an online class provided by St George's, University of London through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Get broad insight into the key issues surrounding Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing with this course for healthcare professionals.
Course description
  • Learn about the history, limitations, and ethical considerations of NIPT
  • 3 weeks
  • 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) in 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • St George’s, University of London
  • St George’s is the UK’s only university dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research.

Prerequisites & Facts

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

Course Topic

Fertility & Birth, Healthcare & Medicine, Medical Technology, Nursing

University, College, Institution

St George’s, University of London

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

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

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / St George's, University of London you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: St George's, University of London
Topic: Fertility & Birth, Healthcare & Medicine, Medical Technology, Nursing
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