Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5091. Internship

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Experiential learning to integrate knowledge and theory from the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting.

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5095. Investigation of Special Topics

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: Instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Comprehensive coverage of topic with emerging issues, significant trends, unique perspectives, or major advances.

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5099. Independent Study

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: Instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Independent investigation toward scholarship in the discipline.

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5100. Foundations of Genetic and Genomic Medicine

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Only open to graduate students currently enrolled in the Clinical Genetics and Genomics certificate, others with instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Foundational concepts and application of genetics and genomics in the context of human disease.

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5101. Principles of Human Embryology and Teratology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Only open to graduate students currently enrolled in the Clinical Genetics and Genomics certificate, others with instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Investigation of fundamental mechanisms underlying normal and abnormal development related to embryogenesis and organogenesis. Relates defects in development to congenital anomalies.

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5102. Clinical Applications of Genetic and Genomic Technologies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Only open to graduate students currently enrolled in the Clinical Genetics and Genomics certificate, others with instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles, clinical applications, and interpretation of genetic and genomic testing methods.

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5103. Theories and Methods of Clinical Genetics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Only open to graduate students currently enrolled in the Clinical Genetics and Genomics certificate, others with instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

An Introduction to the theoretical framework, skillsets, and applications necessary to provide scientific communication of genetics and genomics, resources, diagnoses, and counseling in the clinical setting.

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5200. Communication and Counseling Skills for Effective Health Care Conversations

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Only open to Clinical Communication and Counseling certificate students. Students in the Health Care Genetics or Genetic Counseling programs may enroll with respective Program Director consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theoretical knowledge and practical communication, counseling and support skills for the benefit of connecting practitioners and consumers within the context of health care and genomics.

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5201. Cultural Awareness: Working with Diverse Populations in Health Care

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Only open to Clinical Communication and Counseling certificate students. Students in the Health Care Genetics or Genetic Counseling programs may enroll with respective Program Director consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Connecting the impact of cultural differences with the delivery of counseling services and health care discussions.

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5202. Creating a Therapeutic Alliance

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Only open to Clinical Communication and Counseling certificate students. Students in the Health Care Genetics or Genetic Counseling programs may enroll with respective Program Director consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Critical concepts and application of health literacy, health communication, and provider-consumer communication models.

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5203. Death, Dying, Grief, and Coping

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Only open to Clinical Communication and Counseling certificate students. Students in the Health Care Genetics or Genetic Counseling programs may enroll with respective Program Director consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Critical concepts of death, loss, and grief and their impact on consumer-provider discussions of death, within a health care setting.

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5496. Laboratory Rotation

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: Instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to research questions and techniques within a specialized discipline of systems genomics.

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5730. Professional Skills and Competencies

1.00 - 2.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 10 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Career skills development toward effective practice in health care research, diagnostic and/or clinic settings.

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