Education & training
Clinical geneticist is doctor who provides a diagnostic service and "genetic counselling" for individuals or families with, or at risk of, conditions which may have a genetic basis. Genetic disorders can affect any body system and any age group. The aim of Genetic Services is to help those affected by, or at risk of, a genetic disorder to live and reproduce as normally as possible. Clinical geneticist give advice on appropriate management of rare disorders, genetic testing, reproductive options e.g the availability of prenatal testing for a specific disorder, risk assessment of individuals and genetic counselling of family members.