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GS11 1132 Introduction to Genetic Counseling

  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Grading System: Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites: Consent of instructor


This course is intended for students admitted to the specialized master of science program in Genetic Counseling.

In this course, students learn the foundation of the genetic counseling profession, including the history of the profession, intake and pedigree skills, ethnic carrier screening, and basic prenatal, pediatric, and cancer genetic counseling concepts. Material is delivered in a small group presentation and discussion format, as well as via lecture and practice-based role-play. Multiple genetic counseling faculty contribute to this course. Students in the first semester of the genetic counseling program are eligible for this course.