Competency information


Observe a consultation involving an experienced genetic counsellor and (with permission) talk to the patient about their experience. Reflect on the possible differences between the clinician’s expectations of the appointment versus the patient’s experience


  • Principles of patient centred counselling.
  • Role and process of active listening.
  • Importance for establishing agenda.

Relevant learning outcomes

# Outcome
# 2 Outcome Observe and assist during genetic and genomic counselling sessions under direct supervision.