Clinical Genetics

Clinical Genetics deals with the diagnosis and management of inherited disorders and birth defects.

It is an exciting, rapidly evolving specialty at the cutting edge of medicine.

Clinical geneticists must continually take account of new discoveries that alter clinical practice. They have an important role to play in public education and debates about ethical issues arising from new developments in the clinical application of genetic knowledge.

RCPI’s Higher Specialist Training programme includes training in Clinical Biochemical Genetics, which deals with inborn errors of metabolism and the diagnosis, genetic counselling and management of patients with inherited metabolic diseases.

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