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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

This is an introduction to counselling skills for genomics. The aim of this module is to equip students with the knowledge, communication and counselling skills and appropriate attitudes and behaviours towards the diagnosis and management of patients whose care will be influenced by genomic investigations. Students undertaking this module are taught how to communicate and provide appropriate support to individuals and their families. Development of counselling skills is achieved via theoretical and practical sessions. Students are taught to understand the importance of a family history and communication of pathogenic and/or uncertain results. Patient involvement is an integral feature of this module. The patient perspective will also be considered extensively within the role play delivery.

Please note: This course page is for those wishing to study for credit only. If you would like to study this module for CPPD, please click here.

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Fees and funding

The fee for 2020-21 will be £1,000 for Home students and for £2,250 for overseas students.

HEE funding is available for NHS staff wishing to apply to study Genomic Medicine at The University of Cambridge for study of individual modules or modules as part of a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or part-time Masters in Genomic Medicine.  Limited funding is also available for those wishing to extend their study from a Postgraduate Certificate or 4 modules to a Postgraduate Diploma or MSt. All funding is subject to availability.

Prospective students wishing to apply for HEE funding should apply for their course place in the first instance. If you are eligible for Health Education England [HEE] funding then your application for funding is made via the University and not directly to HEE.  If you receive a conditional offer of a place, we (the University) will confirm the amount of HEE funding we can offer. With your permission we will then share your details with HEE so that they can progress and approve your funding allocation. There is a useful funding application procedure flowchart on the HEE website here, click the ‘funding rules’ tab under each module description.

HEE funding is limited and only available for modules before the end of March 2021. You should make your application to us as swiftly possible in order to secure a place on the module(s) of your choice and secure any available funding.

Course dates

22 Mar 2021 to 26 Mar 2021

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

12 Mar 2021

Course fee

Home: £1,000
Overseas: £2,250

Course director

Programme director

Venue

Virtual Classroom
(via Zoom or equivalent)

Qualifications / Credits

15 credits at Master of Studies

Course code

GM10CR