Do I want to be a Genetic Counsellor? – Online event with Liverpool Centre for Genomics

Join the staff at Liverpool Centre for Genomics, and find out if this is the career for you.

This online event is aimed at all clinical staff and students who have an interest in Genetic Counselling or becoming a Genetic Counsellor. For more information about this event, please email lisa.dowell@lwh.nhs.uk

Aims

  • To understand the role of a genetic counsellor
  • To look at the changes in mainstreaming genomics
  • To look at the various educational routes into genetic counselling

Outcomes

After the study day attendees will be able to understand the basics mainstreaming of genomics by looking at current and emerging knowledge and practice; draw a family pedigree; understand their educational options/routes into genetic counselling and to have a clear understanding of the role of a genetic counsellor.

Agenda

Time Activity
13:00 Registration
13:15 Introduction and welcome
13:20 Introduction to genomics
13:35 A day in the life…
13:55 Pedigree drawing – patient stories
14:25 Short break
14:40 Scenarios/discussion – ethical case studies
15:25 The MSc route
15:40 The Scientist Training Programme (STP) route
15:55 The nursing route
16:10 Q&A with panel (optional extra session)
16:40 Close

The day is not accredited with CPD however you will receive an attendance certificate.