Educating genetic counselors in Australia: developing an international perspective.
Margaret A Sahhar, Mary-Anne Young, Leslie J Sheffield, Maryanne Aitken
J Genet Couns | Published : 2005
The demand for genetic counseling services is increasing worldwide. This paper highlights the Australian experience of genetic counselor education and the history of the profession. The relevance of local factors, including the health care system, the education system and the small population in the evolution of the 1-year training programs are considered as an alternative model for emerging programs. The development of the education and training processes compared to that of other countries namely the United States of America (USA), the United Kingdom (UK) and Canada is discussed. The importance of international collaborations between the programs, to facilitate academic discussion and poss..View full abstract