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The Master of Genetic Counselor Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health features a balance of challenging didactic studies with observational and experiential clinical activities. The curriculum also allows time for research. The following is an example of a possible schedule of courses for students who will graduate in 2017.

 

Semester I (Fall Semester): 11 credits

Pediatrics 677, 1 credit - Medical Genetics (MedGen721)

Pediatrics 741, 1 credit - Interviewing and Counseling for the Genetic Counselor

Counseling Psych 620, 1 credit - Theory and Practice in Interviewing (lecture)

Pediatrics 713, 3 credits (16 hours/week) - Practicum in Genetic Counseling

Pediatrics 737, 1 credit - Contemporary Professional Issues in Genetic Counseling 

Pediatrics 739, 2 credits - Academic Methodologies and Resources for Genetic Counselors 

Pediatrics 744, 2 credits - Genetic Counseling for Inborn Errors of Metabolism

 

Semester II (Spring Semester): 10 Credits *

Medical Genetics 562, 2 credits - Human Cytogenetics and Molecular Diagnostics

Pediatrics 646, 2 credits - Cancer Risk Assessment and Counseling

Pediatrics 714, 3 credits (16 hours/week) - Practicum in Genetic Counseling

Pediatrics 737, 1 credit - Contemporary Professional Issues in Genetic Counseling

Pediatrics 742, 1 credit - Clinical Embryology and Prenatal Diagnosis

Pediatrics 745, 1 credit - Genetic Counseling Research Seminar

Elective - 1 to 2 credits *

  

Summer Session

Mayo Clinic Internship (1 week)

Second-year rotations begin

 

Semester III (Fall Semester): 12 Credits

Medical Genetics 731, 3 credits - Clinical Genetics 

Medical Genetics 737, 1 credit - Contemporary Professional Issues in Genetic Counseling

Medical Genetics 813, 4 credits (20 hours/week) - Advanced Practicum in Genetic Counseling

Medical Genetics 708, 1 credit - Genetic Counseling Research

 

Semester IV (Spring Semester): 8 Credits *

Medical Genetics 737, 1 credit - Contemporary Professional Issues in Genetic Counseling

Medical Genetics 814, 4 or 5 credits (20-24 hours/week) - Advanced Practicum in Genetic Counseling

Medical Genetics 708, 2 credits - Genetic Counseling Research

Elective- 1 to 4 credits *

 

* Graduate students must take at least 8 credits to be considered full-time students. They may take a maximum of 12 credits per semester. Semesters II and IV and the summer are opportunities, time permitting, for students to take an elective course.


Sample Schedule

Last updated: 08/19/2016
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