University of Glasgow: Genetic and Genomic Counselling (with Work Placement)
|Institution||University of Glasgow View institution profile|
|Department||College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences|
|Telephone||0141 330 4515|
The MSc in Genetic and Genomic Counselling is designed to give students a working knowledge of the principles and practice of Genetic Counselling which will qualify them to practice as Genetic and Genomic Counsellors. The programme will be delivered by University of Glasgow staff in collaboration with NHS staff from the West of Scotland Genetics Service, so that a current perspective on both laboratory diagnostics and clinical services will be obtained. This programme is accredited by the UK Genetic Counsellor Registration Board.
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Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
MSc (Med Sci): 24 months full-time**
**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**
Genetic Counselling Placements in at least two different Genetics Centres will enable you to obtain a broader view of clinical practice, and there will also be opportunity to engage with patient support groups.
A key strength of this fully up-to-date and accredited programme is that it is delivered by highly dedicated, multi-award-winning teaching and clinical staff of the University, and by registered genetic counsellors, clinical and laboratory staff from the West of Scotland Genetics Service.
Teaching is based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH), which includes adult services, children’s services and maternity services, as well as one of the largest diagnostic laboratories in Europe, and a new, purpose-built teaching and learning facility. The close collaboration between University and NHS staff ensures that the MSc in Genetic and Genomic Counselling provides a completely up-to-date representation of genetic services.
Counselling and psychology theoretical and research-focused courses are delivered by University staff trained in psychology, providing a firm foundation for the subsequent acquisition of knowledge and skills in genetic counselling facilitated by GCRB-registered Genetic Counsellors.
The University of Glasgow Medical Genetics Teaching Staff won the 2014 UK-wide Prospects Postgraduate Awards for the category of Best Postgraduate Teaching Team (Science, Technology & Engineering), to recognise and reward excellence and good practice; they were also finalists in the 2013 awards and are finalists in the category of "Outstanding support for students" in The Herald Higher Education Awards for Scotland in association with UWS 2016.
You will develop your skills in problem solving, evaluation and interpretation of diagnostic data, communication of the results of genome testing to patients, literature searches, scientific writing, oral presentations, poster presentations and team working.
The widely used textbook “Essential Medical Genetics” is co-authored by a member of the core teaching team, Professor Edward Tobias.
Component courses are as follows:
- **Genetic Disease in Clinical Practice**
- **Case Investigations in Medical Genetics**
- **Distress or disorder: reactions to a medical diagnosis**
- **Patient empowerment: supporting decisions relating to new diagnoses**
- **Effective listening and communication skills**
- **Genetic counselling in clinical practice**
- **Social science research methods**
- **Community placements 1 & 2**
- **Genetic counselling placement 1 & 2**
- **Clinical genomics**
- **Teaching and learning methods**
- **Electronic Resources**
**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
The programme aims to provide students with skills to work as Genetic Counsellors. This programme is accredited by the Genetic Counsellor Registration Board (GCRB) producing graduates who are eligible for entry as a ‘trainee genetic counsellor’.
|Level||SCQF Level 11|
Either a good BSc (Hons) in Genetics or related subject, with evidence of relevant experience in a care context OR a good BSc (Hons) in Nursing, with experience of working in a care context and evidence of interest in genetics (applicants without a good BSc but who have two or more years work experience in a clinical genetics department may be considered and should contact the one of the programme directors for further advice).
English language requirements
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):
overall score 7.0
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
ibTOEFL: 100; no sub-test less than:
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study
Component courses are as follows:
Programme alteration or discontinuation
|Location||University of Glasgow|
University of Glasgow
|EU||8450 GBP for Year 1|
|England||8450 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||8450 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||8450 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||8450 GBP for Year 1|
|International||22500 GBP for Year 1|
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