(F) Foundations of Genetic Counseling (3)
Core skills, including pedigree construction, contracting,
and communication; risk assessment and case management; role play exercises.
Joines, et al. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in genetic counseling track.
(S) Foundations of Genetic Counseling II: Reproductive Genetics (3)
Prenatal screening and testing, fetal ultrasound assessment,
basic aspects of common pregnancy complications, and legal considerations.
Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in genetic counseling track; 16:681:590.
(F) Advanced and Current Topics in Genetic Counseling (2)
Genetic technologies, cultural and ethical issues, and other current topics.
Joines, et al. Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in genetic counseling track; 16:681:591.
(F) Genetic Counseling in the 21st Century (3)
Professional issues: CV development, billing, and state licensure; students will be assigned to work along with a genetic counselor in a nonclinical setting.
Joines, et al. Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in genetic counseling track; 16:681:592.
(F) Medical Genetics I (3)
Cytogenetics and technologies in the practice of clinical genetics; chromosome pathology, single gene disorders, x-linked disorders, triplet repeat disorders.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in genetic counseling track or consent of instructor.
(S) Medical Genetics II (3)
Etiologies of various genetic syndromes and presentation of diseases; normal vs. abnormal development.
Prerequisites: 16:681:594, embryology, or consent of instructor.
(F) Medical Genetics III (3)
Adult genetic disorders, pharmacogenetics, biochemical, and multifactorial genetics; mechanisms critical to the provision of genetic
Prerequisite: 16:681:595 or consent of instructor.
(S) Clinical Cancer Genetic Counseling (3)
The clinical practice of genetic counseling for hereditary cancer syndromes: characteristics, risk assessment, testing strategies, and psychosocial/ethical aspects.
Joines, et al. Prerequisite: 16:681:535 Human
(S) Research Methods for Genetic Counseling (2)
Students will develop a research project that will serve as their independent thesis project.
Heiman. Prerequisite: Introductory graduate-level course in epidemiology.
Genetic Counseling Clinical Rotation (4)
Direct training in clinical settings, including prenatal, pediatric, cancer, and others. Students will perform various genetic counseling
roles at the discretion of their supervisors.
Joines, et al. Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in genetic counseling track; 16:681:590,591,595,596.