Master of Genetic Counselling Program By The University of Melbourne |Top Universities

Master of Genetic Counselling

Master of Genetic Counselling

The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus, Parkville, Australia
  • QS World University Rankings
    37
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Duration 24 months
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Feb
The Master of Genetic Counselling is a professionally accredited coursework degree, completed full time over two years. The course teaches counselling skills and clinical genetics knowledge in small interactive student groups, utilising the expertise of tutors who are clinicians, genetic counsellors, scientists, people with a disability and community members. Additionally the course includes a research component, including the minor thesis which offers students the opportunity to undertake qualitative and quantitative research in areas of clinical relevance to genetic counselling practice and theory. The Master of Genetic Counselling constitutes the professional qualification for entry into employment as an associate genetic counsellor, and for Part 1 certification, awarded through the Board of Censors in Genetic Counselling (Human Genetics Society of Australasia).