Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Below are the courses available from the MDGEN subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times
An interactive course designed to provide undergraduate students insight into the role of a genetic counsellor through research into key topics in the area, as well as observation of genetic counselling sessions, if available. The course involves meeting with the instructor once a week for a two hour discussion. Students will each potentially observe patients, depending on availability of patients and the flexibility of the students' schedules. Each week students will alternate between writing and presenting a report on the weekly case or providing a short presentation on an ethical clinical issue. All students will participate in the discussion of the case. Students will also learn to critique a suitable medical genetics journal. Course is graded based on presentations, written assignments and participation. Open to undergraduate students with permission of the course instructor.
A directed reading and seminar course based on papers taken from the recent literature of medical genetics. The course consists of lectures on a specific topic in medical genetics and oral presentations of the current literature by students. Selected topics vary so that students may take the same course but examining a different topic for additional credit. Prerequisite: consent of the Department of Medical Genetics.
This course is designed as a journal club and discussion group in which topics in medical genetics are discussed. Students will critically discuss papers and give oral presentations to the class. Specific topics will include research in genomics, disease gene cloning, chromosome structure, and clinical aspects of medical genetics. Prerequisite: consent of the Department of Medical Genetics.
Reading and study of a specific topic related to the student's MSc or PhD Program in the Department of Medical Genetics under the direction of one or more faculty members. Prerequisite: consent of Department.
To provide students currently training in a Genetic Counselling graduate program with insight and direct experience into the role of a genetic counsellor through research into key topics in the area, as well as observation and participation in genetic counselling sessions. The course involves meeting with the instructor daily, observing and participating in counselling sessions. Two cases will be randomly selected for formal write-up and presentation. Students will also learn to critique a suitable medical genetics journal. Finally, a final creative assignment of the student's choice (ex. Patient pamphlet) will be completed. Course is graded based on presentations, written assignment and counselling performance. Open to students in a graduate program for genetic counselling, with permission of the course instructor.