Course Description

The objective of this course is to address the psychological, clinical, social, and ethical issues in genetic counseling (GC). This class offers a dynamic forum for discussion, focusing on genetics counseling research, policy and education, and their impact on clinical practice. A diverse group of professionals present topics well suited for class discussions. Student-led case presentations and discussions highlight pertinent psychological, social, and ethical issues in genetic counseling. Clients who have had personal experiences with a genetic condition or risk expose students to a variety of attitudes, reactions, and experiences. Students enrolled in related graduate programs are encouraged to enroll to maximize the opportunity for exchange among disciplines. This course presents an opportunity to college graduates interested in genetic counseling to learn about the theoretical and practical aspects of the profession.

Textbook Information

There is no textbook for purchase required for this course.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Additional Information

This course is offered in a live online format by JHU/NHGRI on a learning management system that is not supported by FAES. 

  • Course runs on Johns Hopkins University calendar and starts on Friday, January  26  and ends on Friday , May 17, with JHU spring break from March  18-March 22
  • Most sessions will be online synchronous sessions, Fridays 1:30-3:30 pm
  • Two sessions will be offered by the organizers in person on the NIH campus (dates and details to be determined by the JHU/NHGRI organizers, with alternate means of participation for those who cannot attend in person)

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