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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GC 566 Professional and Contemporary Issues in Genetic Counseling

3 credits
The field of genetics and genetic counseling is rapidly evolving as new diagnostic technologies and treatments are developed. Patients are now being offered new diagnostic testing which poses novel challenges for the genetic counselor. Members of the genetics community in the Philadelphia area will provide lectures describing the current state of the field. Topics will include genetic counseling in a laboratory setting, new treatment options for genetic disease, and how to manage a clinical genetic counseling practice with issues surrounding billing reimbursement and credentialing. This course will help prepare students for the demands of the genetic counseling profession by reflecting on emotional well-being by utilizing a process group facilitated by a professional counselor. Students will be required to prepare a journal club presentation as well as an essay reflecting on the essential components of an “ideal job.”