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Member benefit: increasing your research capacity

Last Reviewed 26/11/2018

By Mariana Campos

Are you interested in having a post-graduate genetic counselling student conduct some research with you or your membership?

Cardiff University MSc in Genetic & Genomic Counselling students conduct a research project during the final year of the 3-year blended learning programme. These students are particularly interested in conducting research that is useful and relevant to families affected by genetic conditions. Many of them do small, interview-based studies exploring topics such as experiences of living with a genetic condition in the family, experiences of using genetic testing and counselling services, support needs, attitudes towards reproductive decision-making, family communication about genetic conditions and many other issues. Students can also conduct survey-based research. All students have a thorough grounding in research methods upon completion of their Year 1 ‘Research methods’ module.

What do I need to do?

Genetic Alliance UK are teaming up with Cardiff University to connect their students with our members, to encourage useful collaboration in research.

We will be circulating a list of research topics to the 2018-21 cohort of students in March 2019 – if you would like to add a research topic to this list, or if you would like to discuss the suitability or feasibility of a topic of interest to you, please contact Mariana Campos, our Membership and Public Engagement Manager.

Register your interest

The 2018-21 student cohort will select a research topic for their MSc dissertation project in their first year (2018-19), prepare their research governance approvals in their second (2019-20), and collect data in their final year (2020-21).

We hope that this will be an opportunity for some fruitful collaboration. This opportunity is an exclusive benefit, for Genetic Alliance UK members only. If you want to become a member you can join here or contact Mariana, our Membership and Public Engagement Manager, for more information.

You can find out more about the MSc in Genetic & Genomic Counselling at the Cardiff University here.

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