Genomics Case Study: Constructing a Pedigree



In this interactive case study, you will be constructing a pedigree and learning about red flags that would necessitate referral to a genetics professional. First, you will learn how to collect necessary patient information. Then, you will directly apply that knowledge to construct the pedigree. Finally, you will complete the case study by learning the hereditary cancer risk red flags that would require referral to a genetics professional.

The duration of this case study is approximately 30 minutes. This course does not provide Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD).

You will enjoy access for 90 days from date of purchase, after which you will no longer be able to access the course.

This case study was developed by ONS through a sponsorship from AstraZeneca. ONS is solely responsible for the criteria, objectives, content, quality, and scientific integrity of its programs and publications.


Course Topics

  • Genomics
  • Collecting Personal and Family Health History
  • Pedigree construction

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate how to construct a pedigree based on the collection of personal and family health history of a patient.

Target Audience

Oncology nurses, including point-of-care, care coordinators, advanced practice nurses and nurse navigators.

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