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

GC 557 Ethical Issues in Genetic Counseling

1 credit
This is a six-week introductory course on bioethics, tailored to discussion of issues that emerge in the context of clinical genetics and genetics research and designed to help students identify and navigate the ethics of daily genetic counseling practice. Students are encouraged to think critically and speak openly about readings and cases. Topics include basic bioethical principles and theories, conflicts of interest and individual biases, informed consent, direct-to-consumer testing, genetics testing of minors, non-directiveness, the ethical nuances of communication, the ethics of how we represent diseases and risks, incidental findings, and genomics research.