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Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisite: Genetic counseling students only.
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the principles of genetic counseling. The course develops clinical and psychosocial genetic counseling skills through a variety of methods including lectures, role plays, and practice genetic counseling sessions with simulated patients. The course also covers the history of genetic counseling and clinical genetics, teaches basic competencies in genetic counseling, explores community experiences with genetic conditions, and provides instruction in the genetic counseling process, pedigree analysis, impact of genetic conditions and disabilities, public health influences in clinical genetics, and psychosocial aspects of genetic counseling.