Journal Article

Research Note: Education and Training in Genetics in Social Work Programmes Across the United Kingdom

RACHEL IREDALE and ANNE CLEVERLY

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 28, issue 6, pages 961-968
Published in print December 1998 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online December 1998 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.bjsw.a011410
Research Note: Education and Training in Genetics in Social Work Programmes Across the United Kingdom

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Genetics is an issue which has only recently come on to the agenda, but it is one that will rapidly assume great significance as the twenty-first century approaches. This article describes a survey of social work course directors in the UK, undertaken to assess their opinions of the likely impact of the new genetics on future social work practice. The results provide baseline data on education and training on genetics in social work programmes in the UK. Only a small proportion of colleges in the UK currently teach genetics, partly because of full curricula, and partly because genetics is not perceived to be relevant to contemporary social work practice. Other attitudes of social work course directors to the new genetics are also described.

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Subjects: Social Work

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