MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

GS11 1082 Psychosocial Issues in Genetics

Singletary, Claire; Czerwinski, Jennifer. Two semester hours. Fall, annually. Grading System: Letter Grade. 

Psychosocial aspects of genetic counseling combine didactic lectures and role-play to teach psychosocial issues associated with genetic disease. Topics include: basic counseling skills, interviewing skills, giving a family a diagnosis, breaking difficult news, disabilities, multicultural issues, and counseling for chronic disease. This course is taught by the program directors.