PART IV PRACTICE MODULES
The Part IV practice modules are derived from accepted practice guidelines related to genetics patient care. Modules are available for pediatric genetics, adult genetics and prenatal/obstetric genetic care providers.
- When a module is successfully completed but you have scored <100%, you MUST submit a paragraph describing a practice improvement plan that will allow you to further improve your practice before you can receive a certificate of completion.
2. If a score of <80% is achieved, you will be required to
a. Submit a paragraph describing a practice improvement plan.
b. Repeat the module using chart reviews from 5 additional patients.
Evaluation of Abnormal Maternal Serum Screening
For geneticists who are involved in the counseling and decision making for patients with a documented abnormal maternal serum screen.
First Trimester, Integrated and Sequential Screening Methods
For clinical geneticists who are involved in the acquisition, interpretation and counseling for first trimester screening samples. It is NOT intended for those clinical geneticists who are involved with counseling screen positive patients AFTER screening samples are obtained.
Genetic Counseling for Preconception or Prenatal Diagnosis
For geneticists involved in prenatal or preconception evaluation or counseling for any conditions. This is NOT specific for but may include first trimester screening or maternal serum screening abnormalities.
Assessment and Management of Fragile X Syndrome
For geneticists who are involved in the initial and ongoing care of patients with Fragile X syndrome. This does NOT include prenatal screening but the post natal care of patients.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
For geneticists involved in the further evaluation and care of patients diagnosed with Autism.
For geneticist who provide initial and ongoing care to patients diagnosed with galactosemia. This does NOT include the follow up of newborn screen abnormalities but focuses on patients diagnosed with galactosemia.
For geneticists who are involved in the initial and ongoing care of patients with Down syndrome. This does NOT include prenatal screening but the post natal care of patients.
Evaluation of the Individual with Suspected Marfan Syndrome
For clinical geneticists who are involved in the diagnosis and counseling of patients with suspected Marfan syndrome.
General Genetics Patient
This module is for documenting the steps taken in a consult for any patient with any genetic diagnosis. A general module that anyone can use who is seeing consults or referrals in clinic for diagnostic purposes.
For clinical geneticists who are involved in the genetic evaluation and counseling of patients and families with hearing loss to determine, particularly with regard to determining genetic etiology.
For clinical geneticist who are following patients over the long term with hemihyperplasia. The module requires documentation of the diagnosis, long term tumor screening, and counseling of patients with isolated hemihyperplasia.
Management of Patients with MCAD deficiency
For geneticists who are involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with MCAD deficiency.
Neurofibromatosis-Type 1 (NF1)
For geneticists who are involved in the initial and ongoing care of patients with Neurofibromatosis. This does NOT include the evaluation of patients for possible Neurofibromatosis but the ongoing care of diagnosed patients.
For geneticist who provide initial and ongoing care to patients diagnosed with phenylketonuria. This does NOT include the follow up of newborn screen abnormalities but focuses on patients diagnosed with phenylketonuria.
Assessment for and Management of Lynch Syndrome
For geneticists who are involved in the diagnosis, counseling and management of patients with Lynch syndrome. This module is geared towards the initial evaluation and management of patients with Lynch syndrome, not for the evaluation of whether Lynch syndrome is in the differential
Assessment for the Possibility of Cowden Syndrome
For geneticists who are involved in the diagnosis and care of adult patients with Cowden syndrome.
Counseling for Inherited Cancer Risk
For geneticists who were involved in the assessment and counseling of general inherited cancer risk.
Completion of these modules should be based on actual patient care as documented in your patient chart. The process is not meant to be punitive but designed to help assess practice and facilitate practice improvement. The modules should be completed honestly based on documentation in the chart. An audit process will be implemented by the ABMG/ACMG to document compliance. Individuals should keep track of the specific charts used to complete the practice module so that these charts could be reproduced in the setting of an audit.