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415.702.92 Advanced Genetic Counseling II

Health Behavior and Society
2nd term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
NIH - Bethesda, MD
Class Times:
  • Friday,  11:00am - 12:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Barbara Biesecker
Course Instructor:

415.701; Must be enrolled in ScM in Genetic Counseling Program


This literature-driven course applies interactive genetic counseling techniques to specific settings and client needs. Faculty and students present key issues in client education for various medical specialties, and identify research needs related to genetic counseling. Explores counseling issues through role-play.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Practice genetic counseling in a specific setting using a challenging case example
  2. Utilize role play to integrate peer feedback and critique
  3. Outline educational objectives and create innovative application of tools found in the literature
  4. Compare potential teaching methods
  5. Explore psychological theory as applied to the case/setting
  6. Evaluate relevant research and develop research questions
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation, written assignments, and a final essay exam.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Must be enrolled in ScM in Genetic Counseling Program

For consent, contact: