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.
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Further unit of study information
9 x 1.5h lectures/tutorials. SMS-Northern, Kolling Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards
Production of education aid (50%), presentation and teaching skills (30%), professional development (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 Educat
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Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
successful completion of all Stage 1 units of study
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