Advancing the education in molecular diagnostics: The IFCC-Initiative "Clinical Molecular Biology Curriculum" (C-CMBC); A ten-year experience

Evi Lianidou, Parviz Ahmad-Nejad, Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez, Kenji Izuhara, Laura Cremonesi, Maria Eugenia Schroeder, Karin Richter, Maurizio Ferrari, Michael Neumaier

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Abstract

Molecular techniques are becoming commonplace in the diagnostic laboratory. Their applications influence all major phases of laboratory medicine including predisposition/genetic risk, primary diagnosis, therapy stratification and prognosis. Readily available laboratory hardware and wetware (i.e. consumables and reagents) foster rapid dissemination to countries that are just establishing molecular testing programs. Appropriate skill levels extending beyond the technical procedure are required for analytical and diagnostic proficiency that is mandatory in molecular genetic testing. An international committee (C-CMBC) of the International Federation for Clinical Chemistry (IFCC) was established to disseminate skills in molecular genetic testing in member countries embarking on the respective techniques. We report the ten-year experience with different teaching and workshop formats for beginners in molecular diagnostics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalClinica Chimica Acta
Volume436
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 25 2014

Keywords

  • Education in molecular diagnostics
  • IFCC
  • Training courses
  • Workshop program

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical
  • Medicine(all)

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