- Master on Genetic Counselling, at ICBAS, U. Porto.
This full-time, 2-years, MSc has a theoretical classes (psychology, genetics and ethics) a strong practical component, with several clinical rotations (paediatrics, neurology, clinical psychology, prenatal medicine and ART, cancer genetics, among other optional curricular units) during its 1st year.
In addition to a short scientific project on genetic counselling (leading to a peer-reviewed paper), the 2nd year is fully dedicated to a clinical rotation in a medical genetics service recognized by the MSc Scientific Council (there are 4-5 openings in Porto, Coimbra and Lisbon NHS hospitals; but, both national and foreign students may also do that 2nd year rotation at a medical genetics service in their own or any other country, provided this is previously agreed by our SC). These professionalizing rotations (internships) are guided by the same rules and principles of the residency for clinical genetics specialists in PT, and must be tutored by a local clinical geneticist or accredited genetic counsellor.
This Master Course is the entrance to the profession of genetic counsellor in EU countries. Our MSc has been accredited by the EBMG.
More information (including criteria for eligibility and deadlines) can be found and registration done at:
The deadline for receiving candidacies for the 2020/22 edition is now 30 June to 17 July.
Classes will start on 21 September.