Clinical genetics

Clinical geneticists are doctors who diagnose and manage families with genetic disorders.

This page provides useful information on the nature of the work, the common procedures/interventions, sub-specialties and other roles that may interest you.

Nature of the work

Clinical geneticists give advice on:

It is a rapidly evolving field with developments in molecular diagnostic techniques and increased knowledge about genetic causes of human disease.

Clinical geneticists do not prescribe or undertake operative interventions themselves. The term is used by the RCP to refer to the work of medical doctors and not non-medical clinical staff (such as genetic counsellors and genomic counsellors).

Clinical geneticists manage conditions such as:

Common procedures/interventions

These include:


There are no associated CCT sub specialties of clinical genetics.

Clinical geneticists may develop sub-specialty interests such as:

Want to learn more?

Find out more about:

Other roles that may interest you

Make a comment or report a problem with this page

Help us improve