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Health Communication Skills 2 (PAED90016)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePAED90016
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will not be offered until 2018.

Exploration of the impact of grief, ethics and decision making with specific reference to prenatal genetic counselling. Issues of disability in the community with reference to one model of practice will be explored. The ompace of ethics, grief, loss and culture will be discussed. The means of study will be tutorials and small group reflective supervision sessions to discuss issues arising from the community placements which may be concurrent with this subject.

Intended learning outcomes

This subject is designed to enable students to:

  • Articulate and critically examine the theories of grief and loss with reference to prenatal genetic counselling;
  • Identify and critically reflect on ethical issues in the practice of genetic counselling, with particular reference to disability and culture; and
  • Reflect on and consider ethical and other issues as they arise within a counselling interview in the community.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject it is expected that students will be able to:

  • Critically reflect on their own ethical framework and how this impacts on the issues arising in genetic counselling;
  • Critically reflect and articulate the ethical issues in prenatal genetic counselling and how these impact on the process of decision making, grief and loss;
  • Evaluate the issues and impact individuals who have a disability, and their families;
  • Understand the relevant genetic support organisations and how these can be incorporated into genetic counselling to offer a continuum of care to families and individuals;
  • Continue to develop skills at working within a multi-disciplinary team and to articulate the specific role of the genetic counsellor; and
  • Locate, critically evaluate and use relevant literature and professional information to inform genetic counselling practice.

Last updated: 15 August 2019