Interpreting Family Histories and Identifying Patients Part 1

This is the first of three micro skills courses that consider interpreting family histories and identifying patients with, or at risk of, a genetic condition. Here we cover autosomal single gene conditions.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of General Practitioners

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Recognise autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive patterns of inheritance
  3. Interpret a family history/family tree
  4. Describe how genetic probability is estimated for autosomal dominant and recessive conditions
  5. Explain that the symptoms and signs of genetic conditions vary, especially in autosomal dominant conditions (variable expression and penetrance)

Course provided in association with


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  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
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