Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This course is the first and only graduate diploma in diagnostic genomics in Australasia. It is ideal for healthcare professionals who are looking to develop specialist expertise and improve their knowledge of this growing discipline and its applications in health care. Similarly, it is an ideal avenue for genetic scientists who are already qualified but are keen to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and applications. Areas of study include diagnostic genetics; genetic technologies; lab management, compliance and quality; and the ethical, legal and social requirements.
96 credit points comprising five core units, two elective units, and one stream speciality unit. The opportunity to choose a speciality stream allows students to align study with their career goals. Speciality units include molecular genetics, cytogenetics, or biochemical genetics.
- Diagnostic Genomics
Standard entry requirements
A completed bachelor degree or higher award completed in the last 10 years, in one of the following or relevant disciplines: biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, biomedical sciences, cell biology, dentistry, dietetics, forensic science, genetics, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, veterinary science. Applicants who completed their degrees more than 10 years ago must provide evidence of graduate work experience and/or further studies since course completion in order to receive further consideration.
This course provides a pathway to the Master of Diagnostic Genomics. The masters program prepares graduates to apply for professional accreditation as a diagnostic genomic scientist.
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This course is delivered online and can be completed in full-time or part-time study mode.