Systems Genomics: Clinical Communication and Counseling

The Systems Genomics: Clinical Communication and Counseling Graduate Certificate is a 12-credit asynchronous online program consisting of four courses designed to provide foundational concepts of counseling and health communication theories. Concepts of counseling will be applied in varied formats toward creating effective provider-patient or advocate-consumer communication. Skill development will focus on supporting health care discussions and conversations requiring translation of genetic and genomic information for the benefit of the person and society in the era of precision medicine. This program is designed for individuals tracking for or already practicing in the health care field who are interested in gaining an academic foundation to improve work performance and/or for professional advancement. Admission to the graduate program in Systems Genomics: Clinical Communication and Counseling requires completion of an undergraduate degree in a related communication, health and/or science field.

Requirements: ISG 5200, 5201, 5202, and 5203. It is recommended that the courses be completed in the order listed. Each required course taken must be passed with a grade of B- or higher to count toward the certificate requirements.

This certificate is offered by the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Neag School of Education.