OBGY6600: Specialised Module - Genetic Counselling
Master of Medical Sciences (MMedSci)
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, LKS Faculty of Medicine
Module 4: Genetics in Medicine (40 hrs)
Coordinator: Dr Brian Chung (Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
This module is designed to provide the knowledge for understanding normal development in pregnancy and childhood. Students will learn about: embryonic and fetal development, the stages of pregnancy, common pregnancy-related problems; normal childhood development, methods of developmental assessment; services available to individuals with special needs; and common abnormalities affecting the various body systems. It also provides an approach to establishing a differential diagnosis incorporating principles of embryological development, dysmorphology, teratology, inborn errors of metabolism, laboratory findings and traditional and non-traditional genetic concepts. Whenever possible, disorders will be studied from the molecular defect to phenotype to burden. Clinical attachments in this module will allow students to put these concepts and approaches into practice.