Surrey Place Centre – M.Sc. Genetic Counselling Curriculum
As a fully affiliated teaching site of the University of Toronto, Surrey Place Centre provides rotations and curricula for students enrolled in the Master of Science in Genetic Counselling. As part of the Clinical Issues in Pregnancy and Child Development course, M.Sc. in Genetic Counselling students attend two half day rotations at Surrey Place Centre and five sessions on developmental disability. These sessions are also open to other health professional students placed at Surrey Place Centre.
Rotations – M.Sc. Genetic Counselling Curriculum
Surrey Place Centre rotations provide students with an opportunity to appreciate the complexity in assessment and service provision to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder. As part of their rotation, students observe interdisciplinary approaches to evaluation and outcome planning with a developmental pediatrician, psychologists, nurses, behavioural therapists, developmental therapists, instructional therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists.
Sessions on Developmental Disability – M.Sc. Genetic Counselling Curriculum
This five week session provides an overview of intellectual and developmental disability on the following topics:
Week 1 – Introduction to the pathology and diagnosis of intellectual and developmental disability
Week 2 – Diagnosis and assessment of Development Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Week 3 – Primary Care of Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Week 4 – Health Survival, Quality of Life and Psychodynamics of Handicap
Week 5 – management, schooling and services available for Individuals with a developmental disability
Teachings in the M.Sc.in Genetic Counselling are framed on the Tools for the Primary Care of People with Developmental Disabilities , for more information please click here.