University of Technology Sydney

96849 Introduction to Genetic Counselling



Communication and counselling form the foundation for many genetic counselling activities. During this subject, students engage in core communication and skills training in a supported environment. Students are introduced to person-centred theory and the relationship of this theory to genetic counselling. Collecting and documenting a 3-generation family history is central to genetic counselling. Students are introduced to the nomenclature used and practice family history taking skills in different situations. Students begin to consider the role of family communication.

Reflective practice is integral to the provision of person-centred care. Students participate in role plays and are encouraged to reflect on their use of core communication and counselling skills. A cultural safety framework is introduced, and students are invited to consider the use of communication and counselling skills with culturally and societally diverse groups.

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