Suggested Teaching Approaches for
                                                              Alzheimer Disease

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Alzheimers disease genetics teaching resources

  1. 1. Suggested Teaching Approaches for Alzheimer Disease Format 1: Point of Care (~ 5 min) Overview Resources available at time of patient contact, to help learner care for patient and advance own knowledge of the topic. Suggested educational material GeneticTools “Alzheimer Disease At-A-Glance,” www.genetictools.org  Brief, bulleted summary of the current issues in testing for the ApoE genotype in Alzheimer disease  Briefly mentions early-onset, autosomal Alzheimer disease and the genes known to be associated with this form of the disease Mini-topics Addressing common questions in clinical precepting. Suggested approach Have unified access point with direct links to web-based resources available in the clinic precepting environment. ACGME/RRC requirements Do these apply to topics covered in precepting? Format 2: Morning Report (~ 20 min.) Overview Brief informal discussion of case-based materials presenting major points regarding Alzheimer disease. Could be led by faculty or chief/senior resident. Suggested educational material Genetic Tools teaching cases (www.genetictools.org). These cases include key issues, red flags, clinical care issues, risk assessment, genetic counseling and testing, interventions, and ethical/legal/social/cultural issues. Cases also include lists of additional resources as well as patient information and references to primary literature.  Case 14: suspected dementia in an 80-year-old woman. Discusses issues involved in testing for ApoE genotype, http://www.genetests.org/servlet/access? id=8888892&key=hfGKlsg8pb7ET&fcn=y&fw=5MYn&filename=/tools/cases/dementia-14/index.html  Case 15: cognitive difficulties in a 45-year-old man. Discusses issues involved in testing for early-onset Alzheimer disease, http://www.genetests.org/servlet/access? id=8888892&key=hfGKlsg8pb7ET&fcn=y&fw=5MYn&filename=/tools/cases/dementia-15/index.html Suggested pre- reading All attendees: ?? Discussion leader: Suggested approach Some of the 5-minute mini-topics suggested for Point of Care teaching (above) can be expanded, modified, or combined to work in a 20-minute teaching discussion. Add a 1 or 2-sentence case at the start to introduce the topic, and spend more time asking questions and discussing each point. Examples below: ACMG/RRC requirements ?? Revised 3/31/2006 Page 1 of 3 M. Calanthe Wilson-Pant, MD McLaughlin Research Institute
  2. 2. Suggested Teaching Approaches for Alzheimer Disease Evaluation ?? Format 3: Noon Conference (~ 1 hour) Overview Formal lecture-style presentation of information on hereditary Alzheimer disease. Suggested educational material Suggested pre- reading ?? Suggested approach ACGME/RRC requirements ?? Evaluation ?? Format 4: Self- Directed Learning Overview AAFP 2005 Annual Clinical Focus, Alzheimer disease, http://www.aafp.org/x33920.xml  One of a series of online videos on genetic disorders seen in family medicine.  The Alzheimer disease video features a summary of the genetics of Alzheimer disease, followed by an example of a physician interview with a young female requesting information on her risk of developing Alzheimer disease and possible testing. The case focuses on ApoE testing.www. GeneReviews, www.genetests.org:  Select Gene Reviews and Search by Disease.  Comprehensive summaries of the genetics and genetic counseling issues of Alzheimer disease in general, as well as early- and late-onset forms.  Authored by experts and regularly updated.  Associated glossary embedded within each entry.  A list of resources is included, as is a list of published statements on genetic testing for Alzheimer disease and references to the primary literature.  Also features links to Laboratory and Clinical Directories. Suggested educational material ?? Suggested pre- reading ?? Suggested approach ?? ACGME/RRC requirements ?? Evaluation ?? Revised 3/31/2006 Page 2 of 3 M. Calanthe Wilson-Pant, MD McLaughlin Research Institute
  3. 3. Suggested Teaching Approaches for Alzheimer Disease Other Resources (more detail) OMIM, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi? db=OMIM Revised 3/31/2006 Page 3 of 3 M. Calanthe Wilson-Pant, MD McLaughlin Research Institute

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