Investigating current and future education and training needs of the Australian workforce in genomic medicine

Project Details

This research will identify the needs of a range of health professionals to inform future training and educational resources for health professionals utilising genomic testing. The Australian Genomics Health Alliance (AGHA) is a national network, funded by the NHMRC, working towards developing genomic medicine both within Australia, and in collaboration with international consortia. The AGHA comprises four programs, ranging from diagnostic and translational research networks, data repositories and ontologies, policy, through to education and ethics aspects of the workforce in genomic medicine, which is the focus of this project. By mapping current and planned education and training activities Australia-wide, assessing workforce needs, and developing an agile evaluation framework for future educational activities, this project will establish a national and co-ordinated approach to training and education to enable a workforce capable of delivering genomic medicine. 

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  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Research Group

Genetics Education and Health Research

Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Child Health in Medicine, Women's Health, Infectious Diseases and Immunity

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