The Inherited Metabolic Disorder Visual Aid is offered as a supplement to your teaching aids collection. As physicians, dietitians, genetic counselors, nurses and other providers in the field of biochemical genetics, we hope these visual aids compliment your teaching with patients, families, students and other clients.
This educational tool is comprised of two sections: general metabolic concepts and specific biochemical pathways. The slides are not designed to stand alone, but rather depend on provider expertise for successful explanation. In some cases, overlays are utilized to allow a stepwise approach to a complex pathway.
With the advent of expanded newborn screening and ongoing research, our understanding of biochemical genetics continues to grow and change. This resource reflects one approach at one point in time in a dynamic field. On many levels, it is intended as a starting point.