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Application for funded place on genetic risk assessment and counselling course is now open!

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The NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme is excited to offer 25 funded places on the King’s College London (KCL) Genetic Risk Assessment and Counselling course. This year the 4-day course takes place on 9 May, 10 May, 13 June and 14 June 2019.

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The NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme has a long history of collaborating with KCL.
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The course provides an in-depth knowledge of haemoglobin disorders and the practical applications of genetics in health care, including:

  • genetic testing
  • prevention of genetic disorders
  • prenatal diagnosis (PND) and genetic counselling

The course is worth 30 credits at degree or masters level.

To be eligible for funding, applicants should:

  • offer counselling and PND to women and couples at risk of having a child with sickle cell disease or thalassaemia
  • have line manager’s approval
  • apply for a place on the course
  • be able to attend all 4 days

If you meet all the above criteria, apply for funding now!

Note that funding applications close on 15 March.

One healthcare professional who completed the course recently said:

My learning from this course will allow me to better interpret results and work with and educate women, families and colleagues. My counselling toolbox now includes the ability to discuss modes of inheritance, genetic risks and prenatal diagnosis.

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