Genetic Counseling Masters Program – About

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Genetic Counseling Masters Program

The master’s degree is addressed to psychologists, doctors, biologists, social workers and nurses, but also to other professionals, interested in optimizing health condition and the management of pathology for disorders involving genetic and/or hereditary mechanisms. Clinical psychologists, psychological counselors and psychotherapists already certified by the Romanian College of Psychologists can also benefit from this master by acquiring skills in genetic counseling to optimize and develop their clinical psychological practice(eg.: access to a new clinical population, more complex and integrative services for clients/pacients etc.).

The schedule will be rigorous, but flexible for those who are already working/or for those who are not from Cluj-Napoca.


First semester
  • Clinical Psychology, Individual and Group Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Fundamentals of Genetics
  • Human population Genetics
  • Professional Practice
Second semester
  • Counselling in Genetic Disorders I
  • Advanced Notions of Psychiatry
  • Citogenetica si patologie cromozomiala
  • Cytogenetics and Chromosomal Pathology
  • Molecular Genetics and Hereditary Disease
  • Professional Practice II
Third semester
  • Counselling in Genetic Disorders II
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Multifactorial Genetic Pathology
  • Genetic Testing and Genetic Risk Assessment
  • Professional Practice III
Forth semester
  • Ethics in Genetical Counselling
  • Optional Course I
  • Optional Course II
  • Prosessional Practice IV
  • Dissertation Thesis Defense

Note: the professional practice involves genetic counselling activities both in psychological units(to assimilate the principles of counselling and psychological multifactorial pathology) and medical ones(to familiarize students with medical activities relevant to genetic counselling (eg.: genetic testing)and with the medical pathology they will encounter in their counselling activities).