University of Technology Sydney

96105 Clinical and Community Placement 1

6cp; block attendance (professional skills week), 1hpw ('live and online' workshop, teaching weeks 1–5, 7-8 10-13)
Requisite(s): 96104c Communication and Counselling AND 96103c Medical Genetics and Genomics in Practice AND 96102c Research Methods in Genetic Counselling
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This is the first of four clinical placement subjects. Students begin to develop an understanding of the work genetic counsellors engage in by learning through observation of genetic counselling interactions in clinical settings. The core purpose of this subject is to prepare students to work with a diverse client group. Insight and openness to diverse ways of knowing, being and doing informs the work of genetic counsellors and the ways in which we interact with clients, families and colleagues. Students engage in observation and participation in community activities, meet a range of experts, weekly reflective practice supervision activities, and completion of an e-portfolio to record and reflect on the contribution of clinical and community experiences to their learning.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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