Objectives: a) To be chosen by some students in the future, as a specialty, because the geneticists counselors are few worldwide and not sufficient to manage all the genetic information, b) to obtain humanitarian feelings for incurable diseases.”.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Syllabus: Counseling in monogenic -polygenic disease, Screening and preclinical diagnosis of people at high risk for genetic diseases, Possibilities of prenatal diagnosis, Counseling in the syndromes often discovered by amniocentesis, Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis of fetal cells and free fetal DNA in maternal blood,
Gene therapy, Control of paternity, Malformations, Genetic Counseling and the pediatric surgeon, Diagnostic approach and screening to hereditary metabolic diseases, Informing parents of infants with multiple malformations, ektromelia, Congenital malformations, Counseling in disorders of the skull morphology, in bone, renal, abdominal genetic lesions, hereditary endocrinological diseases and disorders of the nervous system, Primary immunodeficiency, Congenital hematological disorders, Clinical approach to genetically diseased infant, Oncogenes and antioncogenes, Cancer Genetic Counseling.
Additional bibliography for study
Milunski A.Genetic Disorders and the Fetus.Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment,5th ed.Baltimore and London:Johns Hopkins University Press,2004
Fanaroff and Martin's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Diseases of the Fetus and Infant 9th ed Saunders, Elsevier 2011
http ://www.genetests.org, http://www.geneclinics.org, ιστοσελίδα OMIN (Online Medelian Inheritance in MAN) στη διεύθυνση www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/omim
Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 18th ed., Saunders 2007