|Study location||Italy, 53100 - Siena, Policlinico Santa Maria Le Scotte - Viale Bracci 16 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Medical genetics (JACS C431)
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MSc (LM-9 Second cycle degree in Genetic Counsellors)|
You can calculate the amount to be paid per year at this link.
|Application fee||€40 per programme
You will receive an e-mail with the payment instructions.
Bachelor/Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Candidates are required to hold a three-year degree (B.A.)
Students with a B.A. in other social sciences can be admitted if they show to possess good competencies in.
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After the evaluation
After acceptance you must however pass a test to verify your preparation. The content of the test will cover fundamental biology, including the cell, the cell cycle, mitosis and meiosis, and the bases of Medical Genetics including DNA structure, gene structure and gene expression (transcription and translation of DNA), classification of mutations, Mendel’s laws and Mendelian diseases, human chromosomes and chromosomal numerical and structural anomalies.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Procedures at the Italian Diplomatic Representatives
EU citizens – Non EU citizens with regular permit to stay – Italians with degrees obtained abroad
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): World.
In order to take the MSc courses, students must have an adequate knowledge of the English language, at minimum B2 level, as established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Students can demonstrate the required knowledge level either through an approved international certification (see the list) of international certifications recognized by the University of Siena), or by passing a B2 level exam at the Centro Linguistico di Ateneo (CLA).
After enrolment in Siena, students having an international certification must present it to the CLA office. The CLA is located in Piazza San Francesco 7, Siena (more details can be found in the related website).
For students who are obliged to pass the B2 exam, the University of Siena offers B2 level courses. Dates of the exams and timetables of the courses are reported in the CLA website. The timetable of the English courses is also included in the MSc courses timetable.
Students are strongly encouraged to pass the B2 exam as soon as possible, in order to be able to fruitfully take the MSc courses.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
the test of personal preparation will be at 10 am (Rome time) on 21 June 2022 on the Moodle plattform
The Master Degree in Genetic Counsellors is the first degree program in Italy that trains the professional figure of the genetic counsellor through the acquisition of the principles and practices of clinical, medical and laboratory genetics. Genetic counsellors are non-medical health figures that work closely with medical geneticists in both public and private medical genetics services.
They support the medical geneticist in the main areas of genetic counseling and independently conduct genetic counseling whenever a clinical evaluation/diagnosis of the patient is not required. Among the various areas of activity are the prenatal, pre-conceptional and infertility settings, and the cancer genetics setting. The course will be divided into lectures and practical activities.
The MSc in Genetic Cousellors is taught entirely in English.
MIUR degree class: Classe LM-9 Second cycle degree in Medical, veterinary and pharmaceutical Biotechnologies
Duration in years: 2
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Concerning career prospects, a student who is awarded the MSc in Genetic counsellors works closely with medical geneticists in both public and private medical genetics services. They support the medical geneticist in the main areas of genetic counseling and independently conduct genetic counseling whenever a clinical evaluation/diagnosis of the patient is not required. Among the various areas of activity are the prenatal, pre-conceptional and infertility settings, and the cancer genetics setting.