Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This course is the first and only masters degree in diagnostic genomics in Australasia. Students will develop advanced knowledge and research skills that prepare them to meet the requirements for HGSA professional accreditation as a diagnostic genomics scientist. A six-month placement in an appropriate clinical or research laboratory is a key feature of the program.
- 144 credit points comprising: 5 core units
- 4 elective units
- research dissertation completed during placement. Speciality units are available in molecular genetics, cytogenetics, or biochemical genetics. During second year, you will build on this speciality or choose to complete elective units in cancer genomics, genetic epidemiology, or computational genomics.
- 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.
Graduates are eligible to apply for HGSA professional accreditation in diagnostic genomics.
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This course is delivered online and can be completed in full-time or part-time study mode.