Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Three (3) placements throughout the year at a Victorian Clinical Genetics Service.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Min 2 days per week for 8 weeks |
Total Time Commitment:
A minimum total of 500 hrs including non-contact time.
Successful completion of Year 1 subjects in the Master of Genetic Counselling
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests 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 Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
The placement will be in three clinical genetics settings: adult, paediatric and prenatal. This is the chance to intergrate theory into practice with supervision. The skills to be achieved reflect the breadth and scope of genetic counselling practice, including the written requirements for professional certification as a genetic counsellor. Students will learn through observation and supervised practice with an expectation of increasing practice over the three clinical placements, so that the student will have responsibility for a small client load. Regular supervision sessions and tutorials will encourage consideration of theory and models of counselling and also reflection on the issues and impact on the student.
Selected students may be able to complete part of the clinical placement interstate or overseas at appropriate clinical genetics settings.
The subject is designed to enable students to:
Assessment on a 5-point scale by supervisor together with student assessment, at the end of each placement.
Up to 5 case reports and 50 logbook entries throughout the year (due end of year: 100%)
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
A reading pack of selected reading texts will be supplied to the student. Relevant references within the tutorials.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completing the subject students should be able to:
Master of Genetic Counselling |
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