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The M.Sc. in Genetic Counselling program provides the academic foundation and clinical training required for the contemporary practice of genetic counselling. Genetic counsellors are health professionals who provide information and support to families who have members with birth defects or genetic disorders and to families who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions. Genetic counsellors investigate the problem present in the family, analyze inheritance patterns and risks of recurrence, and review available options with the family. Some counsellors also work in administrative and academic capacities, and many engage in research activities.

The curriculum includes a variety of required courses in human genetics and other departments, and 40 weeks of supervised clinical training spread over four semesters. Graduates will be eligible to sit for both the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors and the American Board of Genetic Counselling certification examinations. Upon completion of the M.Sc. in Genetic Counselling program, students will demonstrate competence in, or satisfactory knowledge of: principles of human genetics, including cytogenetics, biochemical, molecular, and population genetics; methods of interviewing and counselling, and the dynamics of human behaviour in relation to genetic disease; and social, legal, and ethical issues in genetics. Enrolment will be limited to four students.

Program Requirements
Required Courses (48 credits)

HGEN 600D1 Genetic Counselling Practicum (3 credits)
HGEN 600D2 Genetic Counselling Practicum (3 credits)
HGEN 601 Genetic Counselling Principles (3 credits)
HGEN 610D1 Genetic Counselling: Independent Studies (3 credits)
HGEN 610D2 Genetic Counselling: Independent Studies (3 credits)
HGEN 617 Principles of Medical Genetics (3 credits)
HGEN 620 Introductory Field Work Rotations 1 (3 credits)
HGEN 621 Intro Field Work Rotations 2 (6 credits)
HGEN 630D1 Advanced Field Work Rotations (6 credits)
HGEN 630D2 Advanced Field Work Rotations (6 credits)
HGEN 640 Second Year Practicum 1 (3 credits)
HGEN 641 Second Year Practicum 2 (3 credits)
PATH 653 Reading and Conference (3 credits)

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Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

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เต็มเวลา (48 ชั่วโมงเรียน)

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CAD$24,500.10 (฿ 646,782) ต่อปี
CAN $816.67 per credit hour
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ประมาณ กันยายน 2022

สถานที่

McGill University

Downtown Campus,

845 Sherbrooke Street West,

MONTREAL,

Quebec (QC),

H3A 0G4, Canada

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Applicants must have earned an accredited or recognized university degree (equivalent to a McGill undergraduate degree, Bachelor’s) which would serve as a basis of admission to a graduate degree program at a recognized research-intensive university in the same country. The university degree must have been completed with a minimum standing of 3.0/4.0 or the equivalent, according to grading scale on the transcript. Other English Language Requirements: 567 PBT (paper based test); MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): a mark of 85% or higher; University of Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): a grade of “B” (Good) or higher; University of Cambridge ESOL Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of “C” (Pass) or higher; Edexcel London Test of English – Level 4 – with an overall grade of at least “Merit Pass”; Edexcel London Test of English – Level 5 – with an overall grade of at least “Pass”; McGill Certificate of Proficiency in English or McGill Certificate of Proficiency – English for Professional Communication: Certificate of Proficiency awarded.

สำหรับนักเรียนนานาชาติ

  • Bachelor's or medical degree – minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0, or 3.2 out of 4.0 in the last two full-time academic years;
  • Recent (within the past five years) university-level courses in molecular/cell biology, biochemistry, advanced genetics (preferably human), statistics, and a minimum of two courses in psychology;
  • Some experience (either paid or volunteer) working with adults in a counselling or advisory capacity, ideally in a crisis setting.

Language Requirements

Minimum scores of 600 on the TOEFL paper-based test, 250 on the computer-based test or 100 on the Internet-based test are required. Each component or subsection score requires a minimum score of 20. On the IELTS the minimum standard for consideration is 7.

Application Deadline: For Fall Term: Jan. 01.

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