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415.610.92 PRACTICAL GENETIC COUNSELING

Department:
Health Behavior and Society
Term:
1st term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
NIH - Bethesda, MD
Class Times:
  • Monday,  5:30 - 7:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Julie Sapp
Course Instructor:
  • Julie Sapp

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Description:

415.610 addresses the chromosomal basis of heredity, chromosomes and genes, tools of human molecular genetics, single gene inheritance, variation, polymorphism and mutation, genes in populations and genes in families. 415.611 presents the role of genetic counseling in health care and emphasizes the essential components of prenatal, pediatric, and adult genetics services. Indications for referral and genetics education and counseling components are illustrated using care examples. Clinical skills and tools are taught including family, medical and development history taking and pedigree construction. Additional case management skills such as the choice of laboratory and test interpretation, and issues in billing and reimbursment of genetic counseling services are addressed. 415.612 -613 expand on the previous two courses to examine the Hemoglobinapathics and Thalassemias as models of molecular pathology, the molecular/biochemical basis of genetic disease, genetics of cancer, gene mapping

Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation for all based on class participation and problem sets.

Enrollment Restriction:

Course restricted to ScM in Genetic Counseling students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required