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GS11 1173 Introductory Clinical Rotation in Genetic Counseling

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Grading System: Pass/Fail
  • Prerequisites: GS11 1132: Introduction to Genetic Counseling


This course provides genetic counseling students with the opportunity to become familiar with each clinical setting, including clinical operations, patient population and other members of the health care team. Students learn how to obtain general and specialty-focused family, pregnancy, and medical histories. They also provide the evaluation and assessment of cases including medical record and literature review. Differential diagnoses are discussed and students observe counseling sessions as well as some diagnostic and medical procedures. As the semester progresses, students begin assuming some of the roles of the genetic counselor during the session, focusing on accurate risk assessment and patient education, and progressing to conducting an entire session. Genetic counseling students in their first year are eligible for this course.