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Master of Science (M.Sc.); Genetic Counselling (Non-Thesis) (48 credits)

Offered by: Human Genetics     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

Revision, August 2012. Start of revision.

Required Courses (48 credits)

  • HGEN 600D1 Genetic Counselling Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Genetics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Human Genetics : Designed for students enrolled in the M.Sc. in Genetic Counselling. Students will be taught how to take family histories, read pedigrees and the basic skills required for interviewing patients. Discussions with example cases. Attendance at Genetics Rounds is compulsory.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Laura Catherine Palma, Jennifer Fitzpatrick, Rachel Vanneste (Fall)

    • Students must register for both HGEN 600D1 and HGEN 600D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HGEN 600D1 and HGEN 600D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • HGEN 600D1 and HGEN 600D2 together are equivalent to HGEN 600
  • HGEN 600D2 Genetic Counselling Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Genetics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Human Genetics : See HGEN 600D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Laura Catherine Palma, Jennifer Fitzpatrick, Rachel Vanneste (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: HGEN 600D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HGEN 600D1 and HGEN 600D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • HGEN 600D1 and HGEN 600D2 together are equivalent to HGEN 600
  • HGEN 601 Genetic Counselling Principles (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Genetics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Human Genetics : Theoretical foundations for the contemporary practice of genetic counselling and the role of the genetic counsellor in the health care delivery system. Topics include counselling theory and psychosocial counselling techniques, the clinical genetics evaluation and case management, and professional ethics, conduct and development.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jennifer Fitzpatrick (Fall)

    • Restriction: Restricted to students in the M.Sc. in Genetic Counselling Program.
  • HGEN 610D1 Genetic Counselling: Independent Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Genetics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Human Genetics : Students enrolled in the M.Sc. in Genetic Counselling will become involved in an Independent Studies Project with a staff member. Students will also be responsible for specific assigned readings.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Students must register for both HGEN 610D1 and HGEN 610D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HGEN 610D1 and HGEN 610D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • HGEN 610D1 and HGEN 610D2 together are equivalent to HGEN 610
  • HGEN 610D2 Genetic Counselling: Independent Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Genetics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Human Genetics : See HGEN 610D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HGEN 610D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HGEN 610D1 and HGEN 610D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • HGEN 610D1 and HGEN 610D2 together are equivalent to HGEN 610
  • HGEN 617 Principles of Medical Genetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Genetics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Human Genetics : This course will provide students with an overview of the fundamental principles of medical genetics. Topics will include gene structure and function, inheritance patterns, molecular genetics, population genetics, genetic epidemiology, prenatal diagnosis, developmental genetics and birth defects, cancer, pharmacogenomics, treatment, and ethical and public policy issues.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jennifer Fitzpatrick (Winter)

  • HGEN 620 Introductory Field Work Rotations 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Genetics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Human Genetics : Students are required to spend a minimum of 600 hours in field work. They will rotate through the various laboratories (cytogenetics, biochemical/molecular genetics) and clinical settings (prenatal diagnosis, screening, medical genetics) at the Montreal Children's Hospital.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jennifer Fitzpatrick (Fall) Jennifer Fitzpatrick (Winter)

    • Restrictionn(s): Open only to students in the M.Sc. in Genetic Counselling; Non-Thesis program.
  • HGEN 621 Intro Field Work Rotations 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Human Genetics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Human Genetics : Students are required to spend a minimum of 600 hours in field work. They will rotate through the various laboratories (cytogenetics, biochemical/molecular genetics) and clinical settings (prenatal diagnosis, screening, medical genetics) at the Montreal Children's Hospital.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): HGEN 620
    • Restriction(s): Open only to students in the M.Sc. in Genetic Counselling; Non-Thesis program.
  • HGEN 630D1 Advanced Field Work Rotations (6 credits)

    Offered by: Human Genetics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Human Genetics : Students are required to spend a minimum of 600 hours in advanced clinical work. Students will rotate through the Division of Medical Genetics at the Montreal Children's Hospital, in some of its disease-oriented clinics and screening programs; at the Neurogenetics Unit of the Montreal Neurological Hospital; and the Medical Genetics Divisions at the adult hospitals (Montreal General Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital and the Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital).

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jennifer Fitzpatrick (Fall)

    • Students must register for both HGEN 630D1 and HGEN 630D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HGEN 630D1 and HGEN 630D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • HGEN 630D2 Advanced Field Work Rotations (6 credits)

    Offered by: Human Genetics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Human Genetics : See HGEN 630D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jennifer Fitzpatrick (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: HGEN 630D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HGEN 630D1 and HGEN 630D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • HGEN 640 Second Year Practicum 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Genetics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Human Genetics : This course aims to further develop the practical skills required for the contemporary practice of genetic counseling. Areas of skill development will include multiculturalism, counseling issues relevant to specific patient populations, and more advanced risk assessment, psychosocial counseling techniques and problem solving.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jennifer Fitzpatrick (Fall)

    • Restriction: Restricted to students in the MSc. in Genetic Counselling program.
  • HGEN 641 Second Year Practicum 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Genetics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Human Genetics : This course aims to further develop the practical skills required for the contemporary practice of genetic counselling. Areas of skill development will include multiculturalism, counselling issues relevant to specific patient populations, and more advanced risk assessment, psychosocial counselling techniques and problem solving.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jennifer Fitzpatrick (Winter)

    • Restriction: Restricted to students in the MSc. in Genetic Counselling program.
  • PATH 653 Reading and Conference (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pathology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Pathology : Cytogenetics is the science and art of making and analyzing chromosome preparations. This course focuses on human chromosomes, although methodologies and principles apply broadly to other species as well. Basic facts and mysteries about chromosomes will be explained and discussed in the light of clinical examples.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Alessandra M V Duncan (Fall)

    • Offered in conjunction with the Department of Human Genetics.
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