This course is designed to prepare students for clinical practice in the field of genetic counselling or related areas. There is a strong emphasis on counselling skills and the social and ethical aspects of genetics. Students are given a thorough grounding in human genetics and genetic analysis, in communication and counselling skills, and in the skills required for them to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing genetic counselling for families.
At least a 2nd Class Honours degree in nursing, genetics, biology, psychology, social sciences or education or other appropriate discipline. Applications from non-graduates are only considered if they have at least 2 years experience working in clinical genetics and are to be seconded from a department of clinical genetics. Applicants should have at least 6 months experience working in a caring role with vulnerable children or adults.
Majority of students self-funded, though some obtain awards from trusts and charities.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 7,440 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 17,000 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 4,716 per Academic year (home fees)||4 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 11,952 per Academic year (overseas fees)||4 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Heath Park Campus||Cardiff||CF14 4XN||Wales|
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