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The Master Degree in Genetic Counsellors from University of Siena 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.

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Overview

The   Genetic Counsellors course from University of Siena will be divided into lectures and practical activities.

Genetic counsellors are non-medical health figures that work 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. The course will be divided into lectures and practical activities.

Career Opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates are required to hold a three-year degree (B.A.)
  • Students with a B.A. in other social sciences can be admitted if they show to possess good competencies in.
  • The admission is decided by the Enrolment Committee on the basis of your CV and of your transcript of study.
  • You will be notified about acceptance approximately one month after the application deadline.
  • The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
  • Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee is calculated according to the country of origin and ranges from a minimum of € 756 to a maximum of € 2,626 (per year).

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Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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