Microbiology and Molecular Biology

Genetic Counseling

Genetic Counseling
Preparing students to make critical decisions in the field of human genetics, especially those preparing for a career in genetic counseling. Discussion of the principles of genetics, molecular mechanisms of heredity, how genes affect traits and development, genetic diseases, and technologies used to gather genetic information. The use of genetic information (basic probability, test reliability and sensitivity, and how to evaluate genetic risks). Effective communication of genetic information to others, with an emphasis on empathy and communication in difficult circumstances. The risks and benefits to genetic tests, and the implications of release of genetic information. Evaluation of the moral and ethical implications of human genetic knowledge.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPWS 340
 ProgramsContaining MMBIO 350
Course Outcomes: 

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