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C06127v1 Graduate Diploma in Genetic Counselling

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Genetic Counselling (GradDipGenCouns)
CRICOS code: 098053K
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Notes

This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. Check with your faculty's student centre.


Overview
Course intended learning outcomes
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Exit award
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

Students enrolled in the Master of Genetic Counselling (C04374) can apply to transfer into this exit-only course after completing 48 credit points of specified study and gain a graduate diploma qualification.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Support the provision of evidence-based genetic and genomic health care to practice.
1.2 Apply professional self-awareness through self-reflection to their work.
2.1 Demonstrate a critical awareness of cultural and societal diversity and disparity in health care.
2.2 Demonstrate respect and value for diverse ways of knowing, being and doing, in particular recognising the diversity of Indigenous Australians while critically reflecting upon the impact of ongoing colonisation and its pervasive discourse on their health and wellbeing, and integrating this knowledge into practice.
3.1 Engage with people from all walks of life and across diverse communities.
4.1 Use research skills to enhance their work.
5.1 Provide education about genetics and genomics to a variety of audiences.
5.2 Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour.

Course duration and attendance

This course can be completed in one year of full-time study.

Course structure

This course comprises a total of 48 credit points.

Course completion requirements

96104 Communication and Counselling 6cp
96103 Medical Genetics and Genomics in Practice 6cp
96102 Research Methods in Genetic Counselling 6cp
96105 Clinical and Community Placement 1 6cp
96110 Genetic Counselling 6cp
96108 Research Project 1 6cp
96109 Research Issues in Genetic Counselling 6cp
96099 Genetic Counselling Clinical Placement 2 6cp
Total 48cp

Course program

A typical full-time program is shown below.

Calendar B Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Calendar B Autumn session
96104 Communication and Counselling   6cp
96103 Medical Genetics and Genomics in Practice   6cp
96102 Research Methods in Genetic Counselling   6cp
96105 Clinical and Community Placement 1   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
96110 Genetic Counselling   6cp
96108 Research Project 1   6cp
96109 Research Issues in Genetic Counselling   6cp
96099 Genetic Counselling Clinical Placement 2   6cp

Exit award

This is an exit-only course for students enrolled in the Master of Genetic Counselling (C04374). Direct entry is not available.

Professional recognition

Students who exit the Master of Genetic Counselling (C04374) with a Graduate Diploma in Genetic Counselling are not eligible to undertake certification as a genetic counsellor.

Other information

For further information about this course, or instructions on how to apply for an internal course transfer (graduating), contact the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or
+61 2 9514 1222
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