CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Forty five credits are required to earn a master's degree in genetic counseling. These credits consist of 30 from core courses, 6 from the clinical internships, 6 from a research project and 3 elective credits. The elective must be a course pertaining to ethnic/cultural diversity. The requirements include a clinical research project of publishable quality, which follows Plan B of the Graduate's School requirements for a master's degree.

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling

Curriculum Overview

Year 1

Year 2

 

Fall

Winter

Spring/Summer

Fall*

Winter

Course

Work

Principles of Genetic Counseling

MBG 7640, 3 crs.

 

Theory & Practice of Genetic Counseling

MBG 7740, 3 crs.

 

Advanced Theory & Practice of Genetic Counseling

MBG 7741, 3 crs.

Optional Elective

 

Introductory Molecular Biology

MBG 7010, 4 crs.

Advanced Human Genetics

MBG 7600, 4 crs.

 

Advanced Medical Genetics

MBG 7800, 3crs.

 

 

Human Development and Teratology

MBG 7830, 1 cr.

 

Genetic Counseling Seminar

MBG 7880, 1 cr.

 

 

Genetic Counseling Seminar

MBG 7880, 1 cr.

 

 

Epidemiology 1

FPH 7240, 3 crs.

Practical Applications of Genetic Counseling, MBG 7660, 2 cr.

 

 

Senior Seminar in Genetic Counseling

MBG 7881, 1 cr.

 

 

Evaluating the Health Care Literature

MBG 7860, 1 cr.

 

 

 

 

 

Y1 Medical Genetics  MD1 5400

Mid April-Mid May

 

 

Electives


Elective

3 crs.



 

 

 

Research Project

Research Project Seminar,

MBG 7999, 1 cr.

Applied Epidemiology (Research Course)

FPH 7250, 3 cr.

 

Research Project

MBG 7999, 1 cr.

Research Project

MBG 7999, 1 cr.

 

Clinical
Activities

Observational Experiences

Observe in various clinical settings

Clinical Internship

(Introductory)

Participation genetics clinics

14 wks.

MBG 8998, 1 cr.

Clinical Internship

Participation genetics

clinics

2 rotations (14 wks.)

MBG 8998, 1 cr.

Clinical Internship

Participation genetics clinics/laboratories

2 rotations (14 wks.)

MBG 8998, 2 crs.

Clinical Internship

Participation genetics clinics/laboratories

2 rotations (14 wks.)

MBG 8998, 2 crs.

Other

Activities

Attend relevant seminars, conferences, case conferences, process group and journal clubs

* Second year students attendnd NSGC Annual Education Conference


 
Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Wayne State University School of Medicine
3127 Scott Hall
540 E. Canfield Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Administrative Office:
(313) 577-6298
Fax: (313) 577-9137
Email: lknight@med.wayne.edu


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