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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Gillian Hooker
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Compares definitions of genetic counseling (GC) with objectives and service outcomes. Explores counselor values as they relate to roles and responsibilities toward clients. Introduces ethical and policy issues specific to GC in conjunction with a research agenda. Discusses and practices basic tools, including interviewing, history gathering, and case assessment, and nondirective counseling approaches.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
describe the history and goals of genetic counseling
Discuss the genetic counseling process and the roles that the counselor and client play in the counseling interaction
evaluate the role of genetic risk information in disease Discussing and decision making
discuss the professional, legal, cultural, and ethical implications of how genetic counseling is practiced, today and in the future

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on class participation and mid-term and final exams.
Location: NIH - Bethesda, MD
Class Times:
  • Friday 12:00 - 1:50
Final grade applies to all terms
Enrollment Minimum: 4
Enrollment Maximum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required

415.620; Must be enrolled in ScM in Genetic Counseling Program

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With:
  • NIH