Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT): An Introduction for Healthcare Professionals
St George's, University of London
  • Start Date: 21 Oct, 2019
  • 3 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Get broad insight into the key issues surrounding Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing with this course for healthcare professionals.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Learn about the history, limitations, and ethical considerations of NIPT


Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) is a timely issue in the UK. Already available within the private healthcare system, this maternal blood test is set to be offered by England’s National Health Service (NHS) in 2019.


On this course, healthcare professionals will be introduced to the development, technology, along with ethical and legal considerations of NIPT. You will consider how and when to discuss NIPT with patients and the importance of patient choice. You will reflect on current NIPT practices, your personal experiences in the healthcare system, and improvements for the future.


This course is for midwives, sonographers, and obstetricians. It is also ideal for GPs and genetic counsellors. Although the course will assume knowledge of healthcare at some point, the course might also be of interest to people considering NIPT.


Healthcare professionals might find the the Certificate of Achievement for this course useful for providing evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), or commitment to their career. You will need to upgrade on this course to receive a Certificate of Achievement when you are eligible.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

St George's, University of London

St George’s is the UK’s only university dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research.

The university provides a world-class multi-professional health sciences education that equips graduates to meet today’s healthcare needs through relevant scientific research, clinical excellence, strong interpersonal skills and team-based working. Sharing a clinical environment with a major London teaching hospital, its innovative approach to education results in well-rounded, highly skilled clinicians, scientists, and health and social care professionals.

St George’s has more than 250 years of excellence and innovation in research and education resulting in groundbreaking advances in medicine and healthcare. Alumni include Edward Jenner, John Hunter, Muriel Powell and Patrick Steptoe. The university has three research institutes focus on biomedical and scientific discovery, advancing the prevention and treatment of disease in the fields of population health, heart disease and infection - three of the greatest challenges to global health in the 21st century.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

You may be able to download course materials after enrolling in this course. If not, all of the necessary course materials provided by the course instructor will be available on the provider's course page.
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