University of Technology Sydney

96113 Advanced Genetic Counselling

6cp; 2hpw (workshop, live and online, wks 1–8, 10–14), 3-4hrs x 4 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
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


Genetic counselling combines an understanding of genetic and genomic information with the ability to support individuals and families living with psychosocial impact of this knowledge. During this final session subject students integrate their learning to prepare them for graduation as entry-level genetic counsellors. Case-based learning is used to facilitate and enhance development of skills across a range of contexts in which genetic counsellors practice including working in the prenatal setting, familial cancer, working with adolescents and young adults, and working with diverse cultural and societal groups. Students build on the skills learned in 96104, 96110 and 96107 to demonstrate readiness for practice.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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