Genetic Counseling Program


              The Master of Science in Genetic Counseling is a two-year degree program that prepares students to become competent genetic counselors. Genetic counselors are health care providers with specialized training in psychosocial counseling of patients and members of their families with risks for genetic disorders. They provide genetic counseling which involves data gathering of family history information and assessment. Genetic counselors work closely with the clinical/medical geneticists who provides the clinical diagnosis and management of a patient. They also work with a team of other health care providers (i.e. social workers, nurses, nutritionists, and other specialized medical professionals) to provide the best care to patients and their families.

The degree program will serve a vital role in the access, delivery, and expansion of medical genetics, not only in the Philippines but also in the Southeast Asia region. 

Core Courses (16 units)
Genetics 201
Principles of Human Genetics
3 units
GC 201
Principles of Genetic Counseling
3 units
Biostat 201
Principles of Biostatistics
3 units
EP 201
Principles of Epidemiology
3 units
Biostat 206
Research Methods I
2 units
HPEd 261
Organization and Management of Health Programs
2 units
 Major Courses (13 units)
GC 202
Psychosocial Aspects of Genetic Counseling
3 units
Genetics 202
Public Health Genetics
3 units
GC 203
Applied Genetic Counseling
3 units
GC 207
Seminars in Genetics and Genetic Counseling
1 unit
GC 204
Professional Issues in Genetic Counseling
3 units
 Elective Courses (2 units)
GC 205
Genetic Counseling in Hospital Setting
2 units
GC 206
Genetic Counseling in Community Setting
2 units
CE 297
Seminars in Health Social Science
2 units
MI 238
Applications of Internet Technologies in Health Care
2 units


Master's Thesis (6 units)