2016-2017 Online Course - Genetic Counseling: Career for the Future
Interested in becoming a genetic counselor? Would you like to learn more about the intricacies of the profession and how to best prepare for graduate education in genetic counseling?
This course is designed for you!
Taught by the genetic counselor faculty of the University of South Carolina Genetic Counseling Program, Genetic Counseling: Career for the Future, is comprised of lectures from genetic counselors, readings from professional literature, and practical activities to help you prepare for graduate school. Course topics include genetic counseling as a healthcare profession, introductions to clinical, laboratory and research roles, understanding the counselor - patient relationship, exploration of ethical issues and other hot topics, as well as strategies for preparing for graduate education.
The course is offered online over a twelve week period with 2-3 hours of self-paced activity per week; upon completion you’ll receive a continuing education certificate to add to your resume. Designed as an in-depth exploration of genetic counseling, the course will demonstrate your commitment to genetic counselor education at the same time you become savvy about the profession and considerations for graduate school.
Here's what the 2015-2016 students said about this new course:
"The work load is just right. Everything we have done has made me more and more excited about working towards my career as a genetic counselor."
"I've enjoyed reading the articles and responding to others on the discussion board. The videos have been so insightful --hearing from genetic counselors, learning about their jobs, and what excites them has been very meaningful to me."
"With all of the information being online, I can start and stop the work as I please and always find time to do the readings and activities for the week. I really enjoy that the fact that the information comes from such a variety of resources...especially resources that I would have never known about otherwise. All of the articles, websites and videos have been so informative and learning more information about the field has deepened my passion for genetic counseling!"
You may also be interested in the USC Genetic Counseling Summer Internship!
Genetic Counseling Program
Phone: 803-545-5775 Fax: 803-434-4596