Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:August, Parkville - Taught on campus.
One week intensive (weekend in between) in August. Teaching conducted at the Royal Children’s Hospital campus Health Education & Learning Precinct.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One week intensive - 40 hours. |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment - 170 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Basic understanding of human genetics.
|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.
CoordinatorProf Jane Halliday
Professor Jane Halliday
Phone: 03 8341 6260
Phone: 03 8341 6336
The aim of the course is to provide a level of understanding around genetics and new genomic technology and how these fields may impact the community, individual health, public health and health service delivery. The course will provide an introduction to genomic testing and screening methods; will outline the utility of genomics throughout the life stages; discuss the interplay between genes and the environment; debate the various ethical and social issues associated with genomic technology and examine current and future service delivery issues. Students will also gain an understanding of the assessment of genomic technology from clinical, financial and policy perspectives. The course will be of relevance to a range of professional backgrounds, including law, policy and public health, journalism, science, nursing, ethics, medicine and social work.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
No prescribed text, but a pack of selected readings will be available.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Graduate Diploma in Genetic Counselling |
Master of Genetic Counselling
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