The Discipline of Genetic Counselling offers the following programs:
- Master of Genetic Counselling
- Master of Genetic Counselling (Research)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Genetic Counselling)
Uniquely in Australasia, the Master of Genetic Counselling sits alongside other allied health disciplines in the Graduate School of Health, offering opportunities for inter-professional training and research.
For full course information, including entry requirements and fees, visit the Master of Genetic Counselling course information page.
Course teaching mode
The UTS Master of Genetic Counselling is delivered as a blended learning program, combining blocks of class work on campus with extensive, interactive online learning opportunities.
During first year our students will be on campus for two weeks in session 1 and a week in session 2. Each week students will engage in live online sessions and participate in reflective practice supervision sessions facilitated by a supervisor.
The program was developed following extensive consultation with genetic counsellors in Australasia. The course is designed to facilitate future genetic counsellors to be knowledgeable, culturally competent, skilled communicators with well-developed research, clinical and professional skills. Graduates will be ready to work in a diverse range of roles including clinical, laboratory and research.
Students will participate in clinically focused coursework, research training, and gain extensive experience during a range of clinical placements.
Certification as a Genetic Counsellor
The Master of Genetic Counselling course is the entry-level requirement for employment as an Associate Genetic Counsellor. Following completion of the Master of Genetic Counselling, graduates must seek Board Eligibility from the Human Genetics Society of Australasia and have studied with an accredited program. UTS has achieved Human Genetics Society of Australasia provisional accreditation.