Genetic Counseling I and II represent sequential courses which explore principle issues in genetic counseling. Genetic Counseling I will provide an overview of the history and evolution of genetic counseling and how it relates to clinical genetics services with the health care delivery system. This course will explore approaches to understanding and applying communication skills specific to applications in genomic medicine. This will include genetic counseling skills such as interviewing techniques, case preparation, family history collection and assessment, decision making facilitation and health literacy. Students will be oriented to the complexities involved with case presentations, medical terminology, and application of knowledge into practice through individual and team-centered case-based learning. Thinking critically through a lens of cultural engagement and self-reflection will be emphasized.
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