University of Technology Sydney

96107 Advanced Communication and Counselling

6cp; 2hpw (workshop, live and online, wks 1–8, 10–14); block (wk 9)
Requisite(s): 96110 Genetic Counselling AND 96108 Research Project 1 AND 96099 Genetic Counselling Clinical Placement 2 AND 96109 Research Issues in Genetic Counselling
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


Genetic counsellors work alongside individuals and families experiencing a range of responses to the inherited conditions present in their families. This subject provides students with counselling and communication theory and skill-based learning in areas including decision making, crisis intervention, grief and loss, working with families, and mental health assessment. Students continue their development as culturally safe practitioners. Case studies and role play are used to assist students to demonstrate skill development during this subject. Students are expected to apply theory to practice during reflective tasks. This subject forms part of the preparation for the clinical placements that occur during second year.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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