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Master in Genetic Counsellors

The Master Degree in Genetic Counsellors is the first degree program in Italy that trains the professional figure of the genetic counsellor through the acquisition of the principles and practices of clinical, medical and laboratory genetics.

Genetic counsellors are non-medical health figures that work closely with medical geneticists in both public and private medical genetics services.

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Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: October
Tuition Fee: 4,700 EUR/year
Location: Siena, Italy

They support the medical geneticist in the main areas of genetic counseling and independently conduct genetic counseling whenever a clinical evaluation/diagnosis of the patient is not required. Among the various areas of activity are the prenatal, pre-conceptional and infertility settings, and the cancer genetics setting. The course will be divided into lectures and practical activities.

Courses:

  • Clinical Genetics Approaches And Personalized Medicine
  • Counselling In Fetal Disorders And Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
  • Ethical, Legal And Social Implications In Genetics
  • Formal Genetics, Statistics, Probability And Risk
  • Human Genetics

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"Studying in Siena is magical. The city is a perfect student size, especially if you live in the centre. There are students from all around the world and this gives you the opportunity to share your experience with different backgrounds not only on a study-level but on a cultural one. Not to be forgotten: language diversity, which is a plus for linguistics students."

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Genetic counsellors works closely with medical geneticists in both public and private medical genetics services. They support the medical geneticist in the main areas of genetic counseling and independently conduct genetic counseling whenever a clinical evaluation/diagnosis of the patient is not required. Among the various areas of activity are the prenatal, pre-conceptional and infertility settings, and the cancer genetics setting.

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