Technology, Aviation, Engineering & SciencesGeneral & Environmental Sciences
Introduction to Genetic Counselling
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- 10 weeks
- English and supplemented with Cantonese
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With the advances of molecular technology and identification of increasing number of genetic variants and disease markers, genetics has become an integral part of modern medicine.
Genetic counselling, a communication process which deals with the occurrence, or risk of occurrence, of a genetic disorder in a family, is in high demand in Hong Kong, because of the need for pre-test and post-test counselling for the increasing number of complex genetic and genomic tests.
This short course aims to create awareness and provides an introduction to the field of genetic counselling to healthcare professionals.
To provide participants with basic knowledge of genetics and genetic diseases.
To introduce the principles of genetic counselling and communication skills in genetic counselling.
To serve as a preparatory course for further studies in genetic counseling.
|Time||6:30 - 8:30 pm|
|Venue||HKU SPACE Admiralty Centre / United Centre|
- Course Dates (Every Wednesday) (10 meetings of 2 hours each)
8 August 2017 (Tuesday)
16 August 2017
23 August 2017
30 August 2017
6 September 2017
13 September 2017
20 September 2017
27 September 2017
11 October 2017
24 October 2017 (Tuesday)
- Dr Brian CHUNG, Clinical Geneticist, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, HKU
- Dr LEE Chin Peng, Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, HKU
- Dr Anita KAN, Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, QMH
- Dr Kelvin CHAN, Laboratory Director - Prenatal Diagnostic Laboratory, Tsan Yuk Hospital
- Dr Hannah SHIPMAN, Genetic Counsellor (UK), Postdoc Fellow, HKU
Topics to be taught:
1. Role and responsibilities of genetic counsellor - global perspective
- Introduction to human genetics
- Mode of inheritance
2. Principle of genetic counselling
- Risk and uncertainty
- Psychosocial support
3. Genetic counselling in action I – getting information from the families
- History taking
- Pedigree construction
- informed consent
- molecular test
- new genomic technologies
- discussion : where to go or what to do for further studies
- Course Fee : HK$9000 (Subject to review)
Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD/CNE/PEM Points)
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