415.702.92 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 2 Credit(s)
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • practice genetic counseling in a specific setting using a challenging case example
    • utilize role play to integrate peer feedback and critique
    • outline educational objectives and create innovative application of tools found in the literature
    • compare potential teaching methods
    • explore psychological theory as applied to the case/setting
    • evaluate relevant research and develop research questions
  • Course Description

    This literature-driven course applies interactive genetic counseling techniques to specific settings and client needs. Faculty and students present key issues in client education for various medical specialties, and identify research needs related to genetic counseling. Explores counseling issues through role-play.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation, written assignments, and a final essay exam.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    415.701; 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.