Genetic Counselling

Degree resolutions

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Graduate Diploma in Genetic Counselling

Master of Genetic Counselling


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Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course and stream title
GNGENCOU-01 Graduate Diploma in Genetic Counselling
MAGENCOU-01 Master of Genetic Counselling

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time.

 

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

 

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Diploma in Genetic Counselling
(b)
the Master of Genetic Counselling
(2)
A candidate for the Master of Genetic Counselling may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from the embedded sequence, provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met. Only the highest award completed will be conferred.

 

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria. In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the Faculty, have qualifications, evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Genetic Counselling requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
(b)
successful completion of an interview; and
(c)
demonstrated aptitude for study in genetics or a related field.
(3)
Admission to the Master of Genetic Counselling requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
(b)
successful completion of an interview; and
(c)
demonstrated aptitude for study in genetics or a related field.

 

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the Table of Units of Study: Genetic Counselling.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Genetic Counselling a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points of Stage 1 units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Genetic Counselling a candidate must successfully complete 96 credit points of units of study including:
(a)
48 credit points of Stage 1 units of study; and
(b)
48 credit points of Stage 2 units of study.

 

7 Progression rules

(1)
Students will only be permitted to progress into Stage 2 of the Masters degree after successfully completing Stage 1. In addition a candidate must receive a Clinical Supervisor's Report indicating that the student has the necessary skills to proceed to advanced genetic counselling and further studies.
(2)
A candidate who has successfully completed Stage 1, but is not permitted to proceed, is eligible to graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Genetic Counselling.
(3)
A candidate who fails a clinical placement unit of study will be identified as not meeting academic progression requirements and procedures of the Student Academic Progression Policy will be applied.