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65 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Primary Care Genetics, Hereditary Colorectal Cancer

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Trial Information

An educational module will be prepared by the investigators outlining important genetic
fundamentals and hereditary colorectal cancer. Sixty four family medicine resident
participants will take part in this study. Participants will be divided into 4 groups. Group
1 will be the control and receive no education. Group 2 will be given access to the
self-study web-based educational module to do on their own time. Group 3 will be given a
lecture on the material using the educational module, followed by a discussion. Group 4 will
also be given this lecture and discussion, followed by an interactive standardized patient
role-play experience.

Three months later, all participants will complete an simulated oral examination, an written
knowledge test and an attitude survey. By comparing the results between the 4 groups, the
best way to teach genetics will be determined. This template can then be used to develop a
curriculum for teaching clinical genetics to family medicine residents.

Inclusion Criteria:

- all first year family medicine residents in the Department of Family and Community
Medicine at the University of Toronto

Exclusion Criteria:


Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training

Outcome Measure:

knowledge in approach to family medicine genetics

Principal Investigator

Deanna Telner, MD, MED, CCFP

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto


Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Study ID:

University of Toronto



Start Date:

October 2005

Completion Date:

January 2007

Related Keywords:

  • Primary Care Genetics
  • Hereditary Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Neoplasms