An Hour with the Expert webinar series: Genetic Counselling & Genomics and Health

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Rapid advances in genomics in the last decade are expected to bring about benefits in health care that will require professional education and upskilling across a number of health related areas.

Genetic counsellors provide support and education for individuals and families who are diagnosed with genetic conditions or who are contemplating genetic testing. The Master of Genetic Counselling program, offered by The University of Melbourne since 2008, has been the subject of a major review during the last 12 months to update curricula and incorporate blended learning opportunities. Successful completion of the program fulfills the requirements for employment as an associate genetic counsellor. Entry into the course is competitive and subject to selection at interview.

In anticipation of additional workforce opportunities across a range of health and policy areas, a Master of Genomics and Health (nested suite) has been developed that includes a Graduate Certificate and a Graduate Diploma. Please note that this is not a pathway into the genetic counselling profession. Students undertake core subjects and can choose from a broad range of electives that will best suit their individual learning needs. It will be suitable for both career starters and experienced practitioners across a range of health care/education/policy areas who wish to incorporate new ways of thinking about and applying genomics while being mindful of ethical and social issues.

Join this webinar to hear from the experts in this field and gain an insight into what the course and profession entails.

Have you got questions you've been wanting to ask about this field of study? This will be a great opportunity to get those questions answered!

  • Wednesday, 6th September 2017
  • 5.15pm - 6.15pm (AEST)

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