HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Genetics in clinical practice: a revolutionary approach

Hanover, NH -- Harnessing computer technology for medical education, a Dartmouth Medical School physician has created a virtual clinic with world leaders in genetics to teach the specialty in medical practice. Joseph V. Henderson, MD, a professor of community and family medicine who heads Dartmouth Medical School's Interactive Media Lab (IML), developed the new program, based on his pioneering "virtual practicum," model, using state-of-the-art interactive multimedia.

"This virtual course shows how the testing is done, how to counsel patients, how to understand the test results," Henderson says. The central goal is to help non-geneticists (primarily third-year medical students and residents) use genetic testing and services appropriately by improving their understanding of the process. Another mission is to help generalists, specialists and laboratory professionals form an integrated patient care team.

Users of the practicum have access to genetics experts and patient simulations that form the backbone of training. Henderson assembled a team that represents the world's best in genetics and says, "You have real experts--some of the most prominent clinical geneticists out there. " Case discussions and counseling demonstrations are led by Edward McCabe, MD, a UCLA School of Medicine geneticist, and by physicians from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Cancer Institute, the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Institutes of Health."

The result of a three-year project, funded through an educational grant from the CDC, the virtual clinic is an idealized environment for learning about genetics in clinical practice. The core lies in interacting with simulated patients, who are accessed from the grid-like Patient Visit Roster in the hallway. With each patient, the physician is asked to assess and counsel the patient(s), and make decisions about their care.

"For the generalist physician or the medica
'"/>

Contact: DMS Communications
dms.communications@dartmouth.edu
603-650-1492
Dartmouth Medical School
15-Aug-2002


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Genetics important in age-related macular degeneration
2. Genetics testing saves health care dollars
3. Genetics of familial atrial fibrillation revealed, Science researchers report
4. Genetics likely to be a major factor in osteoarthritis of the hip
5. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center And Targeted Genetics Corp. Publish Data On Adoptive Immunotherapy For HIV
6. British hospitals need clinical ethicists
7. Lack of clinical trial participation may contribute to lower survival rates
8. Obtaining patient consent for clinical audit is unworkable without extra resources
9. Sharing clinical trial results with participants may be beneficial
10. Two years after gene therapy treatments, severe angina patients showed prolonged clinical benefit
11. PENN begins clinical trial of newest technology to treat thoracic aortic aneurysms

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Genetics clinical practice revolutionary approach

(Date:10/31/2014)... October 31, 2014 At the start ... families narrowly escaping carbon monoxide poisoning in their homes. ... weeks away, one family-owned, Missouri-based heating and cooling company ... making sure families start the home heating season with ... secure. , Beginning Nov. 1, 2014, E and ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... -- Surgery for low back pain caused by spinal ... you live, a new report says. "Nearly 80 ... some point in their lives, and about 30 million ... spine problem," co-author Brook Martin, of the Dartmouth Institute ... college news release. In spinal stenosis, thickening of ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... DARIEN, IL – New research suggests that insomnia is ... crashes and other unintentional fatal injuries. The results underscore ... of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project. , Results ... in a dose-dependent manner with the number of insomnia ... were 2.8 times more likely to die from a ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... October 31, 2014 The Suspension Revolution ... workout program was developed by Dan Long, a suspension ... as a fitness professional and life coach. The author ... having toned muscles is not impossible , The Suspension ... suspension training. Suspension training promises efficiency when it comes ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Florida Air Academy, ... girls in grades 6-12, is taking the lead ... injuries and concussions, becoming the first high school ... (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) computerized assessment ... Player' lawsuit grabs the headlines, and the Centers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Many Homeowners Missing Key Safety Risks with Home Heating;Missouri-based Company E and Q Announces New Safety Check 2Health News:Many Homeowners Missing Key Safety Risks with Home Heating;Missouri-based Company E and Q Announces New Safety Check 3Health News:Spinal Surgery Varies by Region in U.S.: Study 2Health News:Insomnia increases risk of motor vehicle deaths, other fatal injuries 2Health News:Suspension Revolution Review Reveals Dan Long's New Suspension Workout Plan 2Health News:Florida Air Academy Tackling Concussions Head-On 2Health News:Florida Air Academy Tackling Concussions Head-On 3
(Date:10/31/2014)... Ga. , Oct. 31, 2014  Digirad Corporation ... to PDI, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDII ), a ... of Digirad,s proposal to acquire the company.  ... meaningful discussions regarding a transaction and to operate in ... its cash, or take on additional debt, on acquisitions ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ... for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. ... said:  "The third quarter was productive for Mast. Consistent with ... MST-188 for sickle cell disease is on track to ... have opened 50 study sites in the U.S. and ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... , October 31, 2014 ... Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG ), Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. ... UNH ), Sanofi SA (NYSE: ... members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve ... . , ,-- ,Celgene Corporation Research Reports ,On October ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Digirad Delivers Letter To PDI, Inc. Responding To PDI's Summary Rejection Of Digirad's Offer To Acquire Company 2Digirad Delivers Letter To PDI, Inc. Responding To PDI's Summary Rejection Of Digirad's Offer To Acquire Company 3Digirad Delivers Letter To PDI, Inc. Responding To PDI's Summary Rejection Of Digirad's Offer To Acquire Company 4Digirad Delivers Letter To PDI, Inc. Responding To PDI's Summary Rejection Of Digirad's Offer To Acquire Company 5Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8Financial Results, Acquisition Agreement, and Legal Issue Update - Research Reports on Celgene, Bristol-Myers, UnitedHealth, Sanofi and Actavis 2Financial Results, Acquisition Agreement, and Legal Issue Update - Research Reports on Celgene, Bristol-Myers, UnitedHealth, Sanofi and Actavis 3Financial Results, Acquisition Agreement, and Legal Issue Update - Research Reports on Celgene, Bristol-Myers, UnitedHealth, Sanofi and Actavis 4Financial Results, Acquisition Agreement, and Legal Issue Update - Research Reports on Celgene, Bristol-Myers, UnitedHealth, Sanofi and Actavis 5Financial Results, Acquisition Agreement, and Legal Issue Update - Research Reports on Celgene, Bristol-Myers, UnitedHealth, Sanofi and Actavis 6
Cached News: