415.861.92 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 2 Credit(s)
F 2:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
    None required
  • Course Description

    Case discussions highlight psychological, social, and ethical issues in genetic counseling. Review of recent relevant literature enhances critical thinking skills. Clients who have had personal experiences with a genetic condition or risk expose students to a variety of reactions and circumstances presented from the consumers perspective. Various professionals share services, research, and expertise relevant to genetic counselors. Students in related graduate or medical genetics programs are encouraged to enroll to maximize the opportunity for exchange between disciplines.

  • Intended Audience

    ScM in Genetic Counseling students

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation, critical analysis of literature, and journal review.

    Grading Restrictions: Pass and Fail

  • Prerequisites

    Must be enrolled in ScM in Genetic Counseling Program

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.