Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Year and Campus:||2011 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||100 credit points taken over 12 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
CoordinatorMrs Margaret Sahhar
ContactMrs Margaret Sahhar
|Course Overview:||This course is an early exit point from the Master of Genetic Counselling. It provides the first part of the two part certification process for professional certification as a genetic counsellor and is the pre-requisite for obtaining employment in the field of genetic counselling. Once employed, there is a minimum 2 year certification process, of 20 long cases and a log book, written up under supervision and submitted to the certification Board of Censors in Genetic Counselling. Genetic counsellors work in a team, providing information about genetic conditions to enable people and families to make informed decisions and choices about reproduction. They also may be involved in the areas of genetic screening, DNA and chromosome tests and prenatal testing. Teaching is by problem oriented tutorial approach using case examples in a group of 10 students. Learning is achieved by group discussion, individual research, group presentation and discussion with resource people.|
|Objectives:||On completing the Graduate Diploma in Genetic Counselling, students should be able to: |
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||Students enrolled in the Master of Genetic Counselling must successfully complete six core subjects, including a supervised placement, to qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Genetic Counselling. |
Students should also check with the course coordinator for the appropriate sequence of subjects.
|Subject Options:|| |
Core SubjectsCore Subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
|Entry Requirements:||A tertiary degree, preferably in science, the humanities or nursing, together with relevant work experience.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website : http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
|Graduate Attributes:||This course aims to provide the first part of the two part certification process for professional certification as a genetic counsellor and is the pre-requisite for obtaining employment in the field of genetic counselling.|
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