Only those with a previous Degree in Nursing, Clinical Psychology, Medicine or related areas of health sciences, together with documented previous experience with patients in a clinical setting will be admitted to the selection process.
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Duration of the course: 2 years
Schedule: full time
This Master Degree provides access to the new profession of Genetic Counsellor in Europe. It has been accredited by the European Board of Medical Genetics and by A3ES (the Portuguese accreditation agency for university courses).
Its main objective is to educate and train health professionals for the practice of genetic counselling. Genetic Counsellors who obtain the degree are expected to integrate later the multidisciplinary teams of clinical genetics services.
Successful trainees should be able to counsel independently in those clinical situations most often encountered in the practice of the profession, in a non-directive way, that is adequate to the needs of their consultands, providing them the necessary information that facilitates their decision-making process and enables them to make freely their own informed choices, as well as subsequently support them in the choices they make.
Students who graduate should be competent, demanding and rigorous professionals, who are able to contribute with their proficiency and acquired competencies to improve quality of the clinical genetics services they integrate, promoting continuous education, to train other health professionals and to perform research in genetic counselling.
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Regulation of Master Degrees (Regulamento segundos ciclos)
Deadlines, openings and selection criteria
Application by Candidates:
1st phase: 19 March to 30 April 2018
2nd phase: 25 June to 6 July 2018
Payment of student fees may be done at registration for the total amount or in 10 monthly instalments, the fist of which is due upon registration and the remaining in the months following opening of the schooling year, up to the last day of each month.
NOTE: For doubts relating fees please see regulation of fees (o regulamento de propinas)
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