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Peer Review

Genetics and Genomics in Health Care

by Mary Knutson


Overall Numeric Rating:

4.25 stars
Content Quality: 4.5 stars
Effectiveness: 4.25 stars
Ease of Use: 4.25 starsstar
Reviewed: Jul 29, 2013 by Health Sciences
Overview: This learning resource is overview of genomics and genetics in healthcare. The information is for health care professionals and students to understand and value the upcoming technology and medical advances related to genomics.
Type of Material: The learning resource is a PowerPoint presentation.
Recommended Uses: The learning resource can be used in the classroom as a PowerPoint presentation or assigned to students or health care staff for self-study.
Technical Requirements: The technical requirements include a computer with an Internet access,a web browser, the ability to download the PowerPoint file, and presentation software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint, OpenOffice Present, Apple iWorks Keynote, or Google Drive Presentation.
Identify Major Learning Goals: The stated clinical objectives are for the user to:
  • Understand the importance of genomics to provide effective nursing care.
  • Integrate genetic knowledge and skills into nursing practice.
  • Utilize additional online resources for genomics.
Target Student Population: The target population includes nursing students, and other healthcare professional students. It could also include healthcare professional graduate students and healthcare professionals.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: General biology and medical terminology would be benefit users.

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 4.5 stars
Strengths: • Clear and concise summary of genetics and genomics and inheritance with examples of genetic diseases/etiologies
Concerns: The order of some of the slides would be improved if the slide(#5) of general definitions, was presented before slides #3 and #4. The quality of the presentation would be improved if there were citations of references used in the preparation.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 4.25 stars
Strengths: This PowerPoint presentation can used effectively in a nursing course providing the basics of inheritance. Slide #27 provides additional websites that contain further information.
Concerns: One of the slides is unclear and could create unwarranted confusion. Example is slide #21. It took two reviews of that slide to realize that the author had placed the location of deletions after the genetic disorder(example for Cri du chat, 5p). If the presentation was read by someone other than the author, perhaps an explanation in the notes section of the slide would be beneficial.

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 4.25 stars
Strengths: The slides listing the pros and cons for genetic testing facilitated an understanding of the ethical, policy, and economic concerns associated with genetic testing.
Concerns: Some of the slides are difficult to read against the background. Improved contrast between the text and background would make the slides easier to read.

Other Issues and Comments: No other issues. This PowerPoint is very usable and contains a lot of useful information for nursing students in a classroom or as an individual assignment