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Introduction to Genetic Counseling II

Cancelled

Location:
NIH - Bethesda, MD
Term:
2nd term
Department:
Health Behavior and Society
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Hybrid In-person and Synchronous Online
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Contact:
Megan Cho
Resources:
Prerequisite:

415.620; Must be enrolled in ScM in Genetic Counseling Program

Description:

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 Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the history and goals of genetic counseling
  2. Discuss the genetic counseling process and the roles that the counselor and client play in the counseling interaction
  3. Evaluate the role of genetic risk information in disease discussing and decision making
  4. Discuss the professional, legal, cultural, and ethical implications of how genetic counseling is practiced, today and in the future
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 80% Assignments
  • 10% Reflection
  • 10% Self-assessments

Multiterm:

Final grade applies to all terms

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Jointly Offered With: