Competency information


Communicate complex genetic test results appropriately in trainee-led consultations


  • Implications of the genetic test results for diagnosis/prognosis and reproductive options
  • Communicating genetic test results in an empathic manner
  • Communicating genetic test results with clarity about the boundaries of certain/uncertain information
  • Communicating genetic test results taking into account patients’ current concerns, health literacy and cognitive ability
  • Different modes of communication, including: verbal, letter, phone, video etc
  • Emerging genomic technologies, potential outcomes, implications and uncertainties
  • Single gene, panel, targeted or open whole genome approaches in these settings
  • Incidental findings

Relevant learning outcomes

# Outcome
# 3 Outcome

Apply communication skills to provide complex genomic test results in an empathic manner.