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MEDG 535 Genetics and Ethics

This course is intended to serve the diverse needs of genetic counseling students, research graduate students in genetics, genetic residents and clinical fellows, other health professional students, and graduate students from other sciences and humanities.

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
  MEDG 535 001 Seminar 2 Tue 16:00 18:30

Classes held at: Children's and Women's Hospital, Room C240. Course Coordinator is Stephanie Kieffer MS, CGC, CCGC

Genetic Counsellor, Provincial Medical Genetics Program Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Medical Genetics


Equivalent to INDS 502K.

Course covers ethical and social issues relating to research and clinical practice in medical genetics and genomics. It is primarily directed to graduate students in Medical Genetics and Genetic Counselling; residents and clinical fellows in Medical Genetics; as well as interested students in the ISGP Program. Students in social and natural sciences, humanities, and professional programs may participate if numbers allow. A case-based approach helps students develop basic skills in practical moral reasoning and bioethics. Readings and discussions situate questions of practice within broader social and political debates.