Contemporary Issues Genetic Counselling (GENC5012)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit will allow students to draw on previous course content as they examine and debate contemporary issues in genetic medicine, such as Direct to Consumer testing, mental health and genetics, immunogenetics, pharmacogenomics, genetics education, genetic counselling professional issues and other issues as they arise. The course also aims to improve the student's ability to identify and address effectively the genetics educational needs of clients, community and lay groups, students, and health professionals and the strategies necessary for the development of educational materials and tools designed to assist in decision making and informed choice.
Further unit of study information
12 x 1.5h lectures/tutorials. SMS-Northern, Kolling Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards
Assignment(50%), presentation (30%), logbook (20%)
Rankin S and Duffy K(1998) Patient education: Issues, principles and guildelines. JB Lippincott Co Philadelphia
Hawe P, Degeling D and Hall J (1990) Evaluating health promotion - a health workers guide. Mclennan & Petty, Sydney
Centre for Genetics Education NSW health www.genetics.edu.au
Doak, C, Doak, L. & Root, J . (1996). Teaching patients with low literacy skills.(2nd Ed). JB Lippincott Co, Philadelphia
Powerpoint presentations are loaded on to Blackboard prior to the lecture if possible.
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
Completion of all Stage 1 units of study
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.