The Master in Genetic Counseling is accredited by the EBMG – European Board of Medical Genetics. Unique in the country and one of the few master’s degrees that allows access to the profession in the European Union.
Provides access to the new profession of Genetic Counsellor in Europe. It has been accredited by the European Board of Medical Genetics and by A3ES (the Portuguese accreditation agency for university courses).
Its main objective is to educate and train health professionals for the practice of genetic counselling. Genetic Counsellors who obtain the degree are expected to integrate later the multidisciplinary teams of clinical genetics services.
Successful trainees should be able to counsel independently in those clinical situations most often encountered in the practice of the profession, in a non-directive way, that is adequate to the needs of their consultands, providing them the necessary information that facilitates their decision-making process and enables them to make freely their own informed choices, as well as subsequently support them in the choices they make.
Why this master?
MAG is part of the Transnational Alliance for Genetic Counseling, a world partnership of 18 countries. Milena Paneque represents MAG and is part of its Board of Directors. TAGC connects the global community of genetic counsellors and promotes communication and collaboration among existing international programmes.
Jorge Sequeiros was a founder and member of the Board and Milena Paneque is current Chair of the Executive Board of the EBMG (https://www.ebmg.eu/).
This master has partnerships with:
CHUP – Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto
CHUC – Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Coimbra
CHULN – Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Norte
CHULC – Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central
Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Madrid
|1st semester (Year 1)|
|Bioethics and Genetics|
|Principles and Techniques of Genetic Counseling I|
|Psychosocial genetics I|
|Free Option 1S: Option Genetics I Option Genetics II UP Free Option Health Option Research Methods|
|2nd semester (Year 1)|
|Principles and Techniques of Genetic Counseling II|
|Genetics in Cancer|
|Clinical Molecular Genetics|
|Psychosocial genetics II|
|Genetics in Paediatrics|
|Genetics in Neurological Disorders|
|Free Option 2S: Health Option|
|3rd and 4th semester (Year 2)|
|Research Seminar/ Professionalizing Internship|
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