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Introduction to Genetic Counselling
基礎遺傳諮詢輔導課程

Course Code
GESC9024
Application Code
1540-1588NW
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Duration
10 weeks
Language
English and supplemented with Cantonese
Course Fee
HK$9000
How to Apply
Deadline on 05 Aug 2017 (Sat)
Enquiries
29755698
31040236

With the advances of molecular technology and identification of increasing number of genetic variants and disease markers, genetics has become an integral part of modern medicine.
 
Genetic counselling, a communication process which deals with the occurrence, or risk of occurrence, of a genetic disorder in a family, is in high demand in Hong Kong, because of the need for pre-test and post-test counselling for the increasing number of complex genetic and genomic tests.
 
This short course aims to create awareness and provides an introduction to the field of genetic counselling to healthcare professionals.

The course is suitable for all local doctors e.g. obstetricians, paediatricians, or private physicians; nurses; midwives; scientists, psychologists and other professionals with clinical or laboratory background. It is also suitable for those who would like to update their knowledge in genetics or genetic counselling.
Objectives
  1. To provide participants with basic knowledge of genetics and genetic diseases.
  2. To introduce the principles of genetic counselling and communication skills in genetic counselling.
  3. To serve as a preparatory course for further studies in genetic counseling.
Assessment
Written assessment consists of multiple choice questions.  Passing score is 50%.  Statement of Achievement will be issued to students who have passed the written assessment and have attained an overall attendance of 70%.
 
Application Code 1540-1588NW -
Time 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Venue HKU SPACE Admiralty Centre / United Centre

Duration
  • Course Dates (Every Wednesday) (10 meetings of 2 hours each)
    8 August 2017 (Tuesday)
    16 August 2017
    23 August 2017
    30 August 2017
    6 September 2017
    13 September 2017
    20 September 2017
    27 September 2017
    11 October 2017
    24 October 2017 (Tuesday)
Tutor
  • Dr Brian CHUNG, Clinical Geneticist, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, HKU
  • Dr LEE Chin Peng, Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, HKU
  • Dr Anita KAN, Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, QMH
  • Dr Kelvin CHAN, Laboratory Director - Prenatal Diagnostic Laboratory, Tsan Yuk Hospital
  • Dr Hannah SHIPMAN, Genetic Counsellor (UK), Postdoc Fellow, HKU

Topics to be taught:

1.    Role and responsibilities of genetic counsellor - global perspective

  • Introduction to human genetics
  • Mode of inheritance

2.    Principle of genetic counselling

  • Philosophy
  • Non-directiveness
  • Risk and uncertainty
  • Psychosocial support

3.    Genetic counselling in action I – getting information from the families

  • History taking
  • Pedigree construction
  • Communication
4.    Genetic testing I
  • informed consent
  • cytogenetic
5.     Genetic Testing II
  • molecular test
  • new genomic technologies
6.     Genetic counselling in action II – Case discussion on how genetics can influence patient care
 
7.     Paediatric counselling
 
8.     Prenatal counselling 
 
9.     Cancer genetic counselling
 
10.  Genetic counselling in practice
  • ethics
  • discussion :  where to go or what to do for further studies
Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$9000 (Subject to review)
Accreditation
Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD/CNE/PEM Points)
12 CPD Points awarded to Medical Laboratory Technologists
20 CME Points awarded to Obstetricians / Gynaecologists
18 CME Points awarded to Paediatricians
20 CME Points awarded to Pathologists
18 CNE Points awarded to Registered Nurses (General) / Enrolled Nurses (General)
18 PEM Points awarded to Registered Midwives

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.

Notes

  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.