Genetic Counseling Seminar: Topics in the Field
- NIH - Bethesda, MD
- 4th term
- Health Behavior and Society
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
- Class Times:
- Friday, 1:30 - 3:20pm
Must be enrolled in ScM in Genetic Counseling Program
Offers a dynamic forum for discussion that focuses on genetic counseling research, policy, and education and their impact on clinical practice. Invites a diverse group of professionals to present topics well suited for class discussion. Includes student-led case presentations to highlight the psychological, social, and ethical issues in genetic counseling. Exposes students to a variety of client attitudes, reactions, and experiences by including clients who have personal experience with a genetic condition or familial risk as speakers.
- Learning Objectives:
- Present concise case summaries and exchange impressions of the psychological, social, and ethical aspects of genetic counseling
- Establish relationships with other students to facilitate mentoring, strategizing, and camaraderie
- Describe provocative issues in the field of genetic counseling
- Explain the types of cases and professional issues encountered by genetic counselors
- Describe the variety of genetic counseling research topics
- Describe programs in policy and ethics related to genetic counseling
- Describe the personal experiences of those with genetic conditions or living at increased risk
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on class preparation and participation and in-class presentations of hypothetical and real cases
This is a multiterm course; please contact us for details.
- Enrollment Restriction:
ScM in Genetic Counseling students
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for some students
- Consent Note:
Consent required for non-ScM in Genetic Counseling students.
- For consent, contact:
- Special Comments:
ScM in Genetic Counseling students must register for all four terms. Non-ScM in Genetic Counseling students are only required to register for either the two fall or two spring terms.