Taught course

Genetic and Genomic Counselling

Institution
Cardiff University · School of Medicine
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

In addition to satisfying the requirements of the Cardiff University General Entrance Requirements, applicants must:

  • 2:1 in biological / (bio)medical science or equivalent science, social science, nursing, psychology.
  • Evidence demonstrating knowledge, motivation, and commitment to a career in genetic and genomic counselling i.e.knowledge/experience of genetics and genomics in healthcare
  • >6 months full-time equivalent caring experience e.g.healthcare work, volunteering with a counselling service, in a genetic or genomic counselling clinic or supporting a vulnerable child or adult (e.g.with a disability)

Months of entry

September

Course content

The primary aim of this course is to train graduates interested in the clinical application of advances in human genetics and genomics so that they can provide and critically evaluate genetic and genomic counselling services.

You will be given a thorough grounding in human genomics, genetics, genetic analysis and bioinformatics, in communication and counselling skills, and in the skills required for you to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing genetic and genomic counselling for families.

The course is particularly suitable for students interested in pursuing a career as a genetic counsellor. It is designed to meet the UK Genetic Counsellor Registration Board (GCRB) Set ‘A’ educational requirement to submit a Notification of Intention to Register with the GCRB, as well as the European Board of Medical Genetics (EBMG Genetic Counsellors division) educational requirement to submit a Notification of Intention to Register with the EBMG.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

online
36 months
distance learning
36 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgtmedadmissions@cardiff.ac.uk