Mission & Objectives


The UBC Genetic Counselling Program is committed to building excellence and supporting innovation in genetic counselling for patient care, education, research, and leadership.


  1. 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.
  2. Build competence in incorporating, interpreting and communicating results of genetic and genomic technology.
  3. 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.
  4. Foster critical thinking and research skills and make original contributions to research in the field of genetic counseling.