Clinical Practice 3 (GENC5011)
UNIT OF STUDY
The further development and evaluation of values, attitudes and skills in genetic counselling will be presented, with an emphasis on patient advocacy, crisis counselling, cross-cultural counselling and disability awareness/sensitivity training. Students will have some choice according to interest regarding the 5 week full time Clinical placement with metropolitan or outreach genetic counselling services associated with NSW Health. Students will participate in the everyday running of a service. Clinical practice 3 will extend students' experiences of genetic counselling of individuals and families affected by a broad range of genetic disorders. Clinical experiences will expose students to the natural history, testing and management of common genetic conditions, and to the associated psychosocial issues, as well as provide opportunities to observe, practice and further develop knowledge and skills. The aim is for students to develop intermediate level professional clinical competencies as required by the Human Genetics Society of Australasia Board of Censors for Genetic Counselling. Following the placement, students will be assisted in the development of a long case study report reflecting on their practice, skills gained and challenges faced.
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7 x 1.5h lectures/tutorials/reflective practice; SMS-Northern, Kolling Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards
Videotaped consultation analysis (30%); long case study (30%); placement assessment and, progressive activities report and supervisor report (40%)
Geldard, D., and Geldard, K. (2012). Basic Personal Counselling - A training manual for counsellors (7th ed.). Frenchs Forest: Pearson Education. ISBN - 9781442502192 Veach PM, LeRoy BS & Bartels, DM (Eds) (2003) Facilitating the genetic counseling pr
5 weeks clinic placement including one week for writing up a long case study and completion of log book.
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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
successful completion of all Stage 1 units of study
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