Genetic Counseling (M.S.)

Program Learning Outcomes 

Students in the program will learn

  1. The inheritance patterns and clinical symptoms associated with a variety of common, complex, and rare medical genetic conditions;
  2. The molecular, biochemical, immunological, and cytogenetic basis of genetic disorders, and the application of laboratory technologies from these fields to diagnose genetic conditions;
  3. To analyze and interpret laboratory results;
  4. Research methods and professional written and oral skills;
  5. The ethical, legal, psychosocial, and cultural issues associated with patient care and health sciences information delivery;
  6. Counseling techniques and theories for effective communication;
  7. Business issues related to the genetic counseling profession; and
  8. How to integrate the above information in real world situations through internships.