• To provide participants with the principles and current practices of Genetic Counselling.
  • To equip students with practical knowledge in providing care for obstetric, paediatric and adult patients with genomic, biochemical and developmental diseases and up-to-date laboratory screening methods.
  • To serve as a preparatory course for further postgraduate studies in Medical Genetics.

Expected Learning Outcomes

After the completion of programme, students are able to:

  • Acquire up-to-date knowledge on medical genetics;
  • Become competent in the counselling and management of patients and families at risk of genetic disorders;
  • Understand the molecular mechanisms involved in genetic disease and apply the knowledge to explain the genetic basis of diseases;
  • Understand the theories of molecular genetic methodology and formulate strategies for the identification of disease causing genes.