Genetic Councelling

Course Information
TitleΣΥΜΒΟΥΛΕΥΤΙΚΗ ΓΕΝΕΤΙΚΗ / Genetic Councelling
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorChristos Tsakalidis
Course ID200000334

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
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Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΙΑ0247 Diagnostic Imaging 1
  • ΙΑ0280 Medical Psychology
  • ΙΑ0291 Clinical Embryology
  • ΙΑ0294 Social Medicine
Learning Outcomes
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.”.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
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.
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Other / Others
Student Assessment
Evaluation of students: The evaluation of students takes place during the course of their training with their presence and oral assessment. The final exam is written ( 10 subjects based on the Syllabus contained in the book of course). Overall Assessment-Evaluation is based on the degree of the final exam and their daily efficiency.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Από την έναρξη της διδασκαλίας του μαθήματος υπάρχει βιβλίο –σημειώσεις με τίτλο: « ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΑ ΣΥΜΒΟΥΛΕΥΤΙΚΗΣ ΓΕΝΕΤΙΚΗΣ» 6η έκδοση 2012(σελίδες 260).Το βιβλίο γράφουν τα μέλη ΔΕΠ που διδάσκουν το μάθημα Έκδοση :Ηλεκτρονικό βιβλίο Από το επόμενο ακαδημαικό έτος θα διανέμεται μέσω του Εύδοξος
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 ://,, ιστοσελίδα OMIN (Online Medelian Inheritance in MAN) στη διεύθυνση Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 18th ed., Saunders 2007
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