University of Technology Sydney

96112 Advanced Professional Practice

6cp; 2hpw (workshop, live and online, wks 1–8, 10–14); 3hrs x 2 days (block workshops, on campus, wk9)
Requisite(s): 96107 Advanced Communication and Counselling AND 96106 Application of Genetics and Genomics AND 96114 Research Project 2 AND 96100 Genetic Counselling Clinical Placement 3
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The Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors' 'Scope of Practice' and 'Code of Ethics' are central to the practice of genetic counselling. This subject facilitates the development of professional identity as an allied health professional and genetic counsellor by preparing students for the workplace and for leadership roles within the profession. Students apply knowledge of health literacy, health education, and advocacy to the practice of genetic counselling, and consider the role of the genetic counsellor in interprofessional teams. Students prepare for the transition to the workplace in various ways including consideration of workload management, planning for lifelong learning through engagement with continuing professional development activities, and review of the role of reflective practice supervision. Students are familiarised with the requirements of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA) certification process. Students are encouraged to connect with with genetic counsellors in other countries, to compare and contrast the various professional roles and certification requirements and to consider the future of the profession globally and their role in it.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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