This is a self-paced independent study online learning opportunity. The complete course is composed of 9 cases that were developed as part of a website and resource portal on cultural and linguistic competence for the genetic counseling profession. Each case focuses on a major topic in cultural and linguistic diversity, and often addresses several subtopics. And, of particular interest to students and other health care professionals who want to learn more about the profession, each case is grounded in one or more “steps” of the genetic counseling process. Participants will generally complete all 9 cases, but learners can choose to register for selected cases if they prefer.
After completing this 14.43 hour course, learners will be able to:
- Identify resources for increasing their cultural knowledge
- Apply cultural assessment tools in genetic counseling practice
- Engage in cultural self-awareness, resulting in increased recognition of personal biases, limitations, and strengths when working with culturally diverse clients
This course is a JEMF-sponsored learning opportunity. This course is offered by GeneticCounselingToolkit, LLC, Cincinnati OH. A variety of registration options for genetic counselors, students and other health care professionals are available for obtaining Category 1 CEUs, or a Learning Certificate. For further information and to register, see http://geneticcounselingtoolkit.com/ceu.htm.
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized the Genetic Counseling Toolkit, LLC to offer up to 1.443 CEUs or 14.43 Category 1 ccontact hours for the Genetic Counseling Cultural Competence Toolkit-Cases thorugh 02/01/2019. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of certification and recertification. Pariticpants must be certified at the time of participation in order for credits to count towards recertification.