Program Curriculum

The UAGCGP is a 22 month Master's degree program. Students will undergo a combination of classroom-directed instruction and practical clinical experiences in order to prepare them for a career in genetic counseling. Over the 2 year program, students will take a total of 68 credit hours, including a 4 credit summer internship that will add to student's overall clinical experiences.

First Year - Fall Semester

Class Units
CMM 518 Fundamental Genetic Mechanisms 3
CMM 585 Embryology, Teratology, and Birth Defects 3
CMM 527 -  Pathophysiology Basics 1

CMM  528 -  Pathophysiology of Integumentary, Respiratory, and Digestive Systems

1

CMM 529 - Pathophysiology of Urogenital and Endocrine Systems                    

1
CMM 600 Introduction to Genetic Counseling Research 1
CMM 519 Introduction to Genetic Counseling 2
GENE 670 Genetics Seminar 2
CMM 594 Clinical Practicum 2
Total 16

 

First Year - Spring Semester

Class Units
CMM 520 Clinical Cancer Genetics 2
CMM 620 Foundations of Medical Genetics 1
CMM 621 Genetic Counseling in Reproductive Health 1

CPH 576A Biostatistics in Public Health

3
CMM 910 Masters Thesis 2
CMM 595 Genetic Counseling Colloquium 1
GENE 670 Genetics Seminar 2
CMM 594 Clinical Practicum 2
Total 14

 

First Year - Summer Semester

Class Units
CMM 594 Clinical Practicum (8 weeks) 4
Total 4

 

Second Year - Fall Semester

Class Units
CMM 622 Survey of Human Genetic Disorders 3
CPH 535 Multicultural Health Beliefs 3
CMM 521 Molecular Diagnostics and Lab Testing 1
CMM 910 Masters Thesis 2

CMM 623 Contemporary Professional Issues in Genetic Counseling

GENE 670 Genetics Seminar

2

2

CMM 594 Clinical Practicum 4
Total 17

 

Second Year - Spring Semester

Class Units
CMM 695D Advanced Analysis of Human Genetic Disease 3
PSY 456 Psychology of Death and Loss 3
CMM 595 Genetic Counseling Colloquium 1
CMM 910 Masters Thesis 2
MCB 404  Bioethics 4
CMM 594 Clinical Practicum 4
Total 17