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GS11 1132 Introduction to Genetic Counseling

Singletary, Claire; Noblin, Sarah. Two semester hours. Fall annually. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; course is intended for students admitted to the specialized master of science program in Genetic Counseling.

Students learn the foundation of the genetic counseling profession in this course, including the history of the profession, intake and pedigree skills, ethnic carrier screening, and basic prenatal, pediatric, and cancer genetic counseling concepts. Material is delivered in small group presentation and discussion format, as well as via lecture and practice based role-play. The course is taught by the Program Director with supplemental instruction from the genetic counseling program faculty. Students in the first semester of the genetic counseling program are eligible for this course.

Course Outline Fall 2012