The UBC MSc GC Program develops future generations of genetic counsellors for patient care, research and education.
Genetic counsellors are essential partners and leaders in care, research and education.
- Develop strong foundational knowledge and skills in genetic counselling encompassing medical genetics; psychological and ethical issues; and familial and social implications of genetic contributions to health and human disease.
- Build competence in incorporating, interpreting and communicating results of genetic and genomic technology.
- Expose genetic counselling students to a broad range of clinical settings in order to develop graduates who are prepared for independent and interprofessional practice across the full scope of current and future practice settings.
- Foster critical thinking and research skills and make original contributions to research in the field of genetic counseling.