Genetic Counselling

Admission requirements

In general, admission to the Graduate Diploma in and the Master of Genetic Counselling requires an undergraduate degree, a successful interview and a demonstrated aptitude for study in genetics or a related field.

See course rules for further details.

Course structure

The Graduate Diploma in Genetic Counselling requires the successful completion of 48 credit points of Stage 1 units of study.

The Master of Genetic Counselling requires the successful completion of 96 credit points of units of study including:

  • 48 credit points of Stage 1 units of study; and
  • 48 credit points of Stage 2 units of study.

Pattern of enrolment

In order to fulfill the Human Genetics Society of Australasia requirements for Genetic Counselling Part I certification and entry into Part 2 of the professional certification for genetic counselling, the course must be undertaken in the following sequence. All units of study are compulsory unless otherwise noted.

Academic Year 1 Semester 1
UoS code and name Credit points
GENC5001
Clinical Genetics
 6
GENC5002
Applied Clinical Genetics
 6
GENC5003
Counselling Theory and Skills
 6
EDPK5003
Developing a Research Project
 6
Academic Year 1 Semester 2
UoS code and name Credit points
PUBH5422
Health Communication: Risks and decisions
 6
GENC5004
Clinical Practice 1
 6
GENC5005
Diagnostic and Risk Assessment Analysis
 3
GENC5006
Ethical, Legal and Social Issues
 3
GENC5017
Research Project Implementation I
 4
BETH5208
Introduction to Human Research
Ethics
 2
Academic Year 2 Semester 1
UoS code and name Credit points
GENC5008
Clinical Practice 2
 9
GENC5009
Genetic Counselling: Practice & Genomics
 6

GENC5016
Research Data Analysis

 6

GENC5018
Research Project Implementation II

 3

Academic Year 2 Semester 2
UoS code and name Credit points
GENC5011
Clinical Practice 3
 9
GENC5012
Contemporary
Issues Genetic Counselling
 3
GENC5019
Research Dissertation and Capstone
 12