415.621.92 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 2 Credit(s)
F 12:00:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • describe the history and goals of genetic counseling
    • Discuss the genetic counseling process and the roles that the counselor and client play in the counseling interaction
    • evaluate the role of genetic risk information in disease Discussing and decision making
    • discuss the professional, legal, cultural, and ethical implications of how genetic counseling is practiced, today and in the future
  • Course Description

    Compares definitions of genetic counseling (GC) with objectives and service outcomes. Explores counselor values as they relate to roles and responsibilities toward clients. Introduces ethical and policy issues specific to GC in conjunction with a research agenda. Discusses and practices basic tools, including interviewing, history gathering, and case assessment, and nondirective counseling approaches.

  • Intended Audience

    ScM in Genetic Counseling students

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation and mid-term and final exams.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    415.620; 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.