The Health Care Genetics plan of study is individualized taking into account a student’s prior academic and work experience as well as career goals.
The plan of study is devised in collaboration with the student’s major advisor and an advisory committee. Student enrollment can be part-time or full-time.
Plans of study may start in the fall, spring or summer.
Students work with their advisor to design a plan of study by selecting content classes, laboratory training and professional development from a menu of OPTIONS. The plan of study is designed individually for each student.
The course table below lists only a sampling of the types of classes available and the course menu changes each semester
Although there are no specific classes listed as “required”, course selections are made to ensure students meet Program Learning Outcomes with knowledge and competencies in Health Care Genetics. Professional development must be documented and demonstrated throughout the program.
The curriculum is devised such that the plan of study will include 17-credits from Content, 8- credits of Laboratory and 8-credits of Professional Development for a total 33 credits. Other courses not listed below may count toward the plan of study with advisor and committee approval.
Weekend and modular /”executive format” laboratories and professional development seminars may be one weekend only (Friday 4 or 5-7:30, Saturday and Sunday 9-5), but may vary depending on credit value to be multiple weekends, over a winter break, or delivered in an online format.
The program attempts to provide online and later afternoon/evening options for working professionals who are unable to easily make their way to the Storrs campus. However, please note, the foundational genetics classes are provided in outside departments and thus we have no control over scheduling. Students may be required to attend campus for ANSC 5621, MCB 5426, 5452, or 5454 to meet a genetics requirement.
Table of Exemplar Courses; not all course options listed
|Ethical Considerations in Genetics Research and Testing
|Theory & Practice of Clinical Genomics
|Frontiers in Animal Embryo Biotechnology
|Human Growth and Development over the Lifespan: Implications for Counselors
|Fundamentals Teaching and Learning
|Professional Skills and Competencies
|Inherited Metabolic Disorders
|Genetic engineering and functional genomics
|Genome dynamics and epigenetics
|Problems in genetics of eukaryotes
|Molecular aspects of genetics
|Molecular Basis of Disease
|Advanced Genetics and Molecular Biology
|Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology
|Statistical Methods in Health Science Research
|Healthcare Innovation Theory and Application
|Law and Public health
The required internship /professional capstone project semester will coincide with enrollment in ISG 5496 Lab Rotation, GRAD 5930 Full time directed studies, ISG 5091 Internship or ISG 5099 Independent Study as appropriate per type of study and career goal.
*Not all classes may be offered every semester and some courses may have pre-requisites or require instructor consent for enrollment.
Course descriptions may be found online at https://gradcatalog.uconn.edu/course-descriptions/