Human Genetics & Genetic Counseling

College

  • Center City Campus
  • College of Life Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Length
21 months

Program Type

  • On Campus

Prerequisites
BA | See more

Contact Information

Co-Director

Name: Rachael Brandt, PhD, MS, LCGC
Position: Co-Director

Co-Director

Name: Zohra Ali-KhanCatts, MS, LCGC
Position: Co-Director

Program Coordinator

Name: Alexandra Whitman
Position: Program Coordinator

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Curriculum

Fall Semester

Course Title Credits
HG 501  Intro to Genetic Counseling 2
HG 637  Human Genetics 3
CB 615 Embryology 3
HG 601  Medical Genetics I 2
HG 550 Clinical Applications I 2
HG 701 Lab/Clinical Observer Rotation  1

Spring Semester

Course Title Credits
GE 651 Pathobiology of Cancer 2
HG 680 Clinical Cancer Genetics 2
HG 602 Medical Genetics II 2
HG 502 Psychosocial Issues in Genetic Counseling 3
HG 551 Clinical Applications II 1
HG 660 Ocular Genetics 1
HG 702 Clinical Rotation 2 days/wk - Prenatal 1
NS 470 Applied Statistics for the Biomedical Sciences 2
HG 570 Research Design & Methods for Genetic Counselors 2
HG 552 Clinical Applications III 1
HG 703 Clinical Rotation 2 days/wk - Cancer 2
HG 670 Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics 1

Summer Semester

Course Title Credits
HG 511 Genetic Counseling: Theory & Practice I 2
HG 580 Practical Issues in Genetic Counseling 1
HG 801 Thesis I 2
HG 704 Clinical Rotation 3 days/wk - Peds 3
HG 611 Metabolic Genetics I 2
CB 635 Gene Environment Interactions in Birth Defects & Disease 3

Fall Semester

Course Title Credits
HG 802 Thesis II 2
HG 531 Genetic Counselor Workshop & Seminar I 1
HG 512 Genetic Counseling: Theory & Practice II 2
HG 612 Metabolic Genetics II 2
HG 690 Genetic Basis of Neurologic & Psychiatric Disease 1
HG 705 Clinical Rotation 3 days/wk 3

Spring I Semester

Course Title Credits
HG 803 Thesis III 2
HG 532 Genetic Counseling Workshop & Seminar II 2
HG 706 Clinical Rotation 3 days/wk 3