This unit of study is an introduction to genetic counselling research, to prepare students as they embark on their supervised student research project. Through lectures, workshops and independent learning, students will study the basics of research design, common strategies and methodologies, and the inherent limitations associated with each approach. They will also gain the experience to critically evaluate and review the literature relevant to their research project, to identify gap(s), and formulate a research protocol. This unit will also incorporate a project management component as students engage with an advisory team of research supervisors.
7 x 1.5 h lec; 2 x 2 h lec
4 short assessments 10% (40%); literature review formative assessment (40%) submission of literature review and supervisors report (20%)
Ian MacFarlane, Patricia McCarthy Veach and Bonnie Leroy. Oxford University Press. Genetic Counseling Research: A Practical Guide (2014) Oxford University Press.