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					            Screening and testing issues for ethnic minority
The learning outcomes below are suggested outcomes at the levels indicated.
These can be used within your modules when teaching aspects of clinical
genetics.

 Level 8

    1. Develop an insight into the issues around pregnancy
       screening and testing in the ethnic minority and asylum
       seeker population in Scotland
    2. Demonstrate awareness of the national screening
       programmes for Sickle cell and Thalassaemia in low and high
       prevalence areas
    3. Recognise the importance of ancestry and culture as an
       indicator of genetic risk
    4. Explore issues around communication and support




 Level 9

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of culture and
       religion in accepting or declining screening and prenatal
       diagnosis
    2. Analyse the importance of ancestry and culture as an
       indicator of genetic risk
    3. Discuss the possible link between discrimination and carrier
       screening in the ethnic minorities
    4. Critically reflect on own attitudes towards screening in
       ethnic minorities and explore possible stereotypical
       perspectives.
Level 11

     1. Propose a strategy to optimise communications about
        genetic issues
     2. Rationalise the request for carrier screening for various
        genetic conditions in the Ashkenazi Jewish population and
        evaluate against national Screening Commission screening
        criteria
     3. Critically explore carrier and pregnancy screening in the
        ethnic minority Scottish population, recognising equity,
        accessibility and economic considerations.
     4. Critically review the counselling skills and information
        required in providing a screening service for the ethnic
        minority population.

				
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