Highlights

  • First and only graduate diploma in diagnostic genomics in Australasia.
  • Choose speciality study in molecular genetics, cytogenetics, or biochemical genetics.
  • Learn to design genomics experiments, analyse and interpret research and clinical results, and report on findings.
  • Flexible delivery with online study and full-time or part-time study mode.
  • Provides a pathway into the Master of Diagnostic Genomics.

Highlights

  • First and only graduate diploma in diagnostic genomics in Australasia.
  • Choose speciality study in molecular genetics, cytogenetics, or biochemical genetics.
  • Learn to design genomics experiments, analyse and interpret research and clinical results, and report on findings.
  • Flexible delivery with online study and full-time or part-time study mode.
  • Provides a pathway into the Master of Diagnostic Genomics.

Why choose this course?

Genomics is a rapidly evolving field, critical to cutting-edge health care and personalised medicine. We offer the only Graduate Diploma in Diagnostic Genomics in Australasia.

This course 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.   

The opportunity to choose a speciality stream allows you to align this study with your career goals. Speciality units include molecular genetics, cytogenetics, or biochemical genetics.

You will be taught by leading researchers from the Genomics Research Centre, a research facility that focuses on the identification of genes involved in common human disorders and the translation of this research into new diagnostics and therapeutics.

Guest lecturers will offer insight into cross-disciplinary professions including ethics, genetic counselling, medical genetics, law, and bioinformatics.

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What to expect

Flexible delivery

This course is delivered online and can be completed in full-time or part-time study mode.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

This course equips healthcare physicians with the knowledge to confidently explain genetic testing to patients, select optimal genetic tests and explain results. This level of genetic expertise would be beneficial as it is being increasingly employed in different departments. Clinicians will also have the necessary knowledge to initiate a collaboration with a genetics research group for the purposes of new gene identification.

Genetics scientists completing this graduate diploma will be in a strong position to apply for appropriate promotion and recognition within their laboratory or competitively apply for positions in laboratories offering alternate testing methodologies.

Course articulation

This course fully articulates with the Master of Diagnostic Genomics. The masters program prepares graduates to apply for professional accreditation as a diagnostic genomic scientist.

Details and units

Requirements

Course code
LS72
Delivery
  • External
Delivery
  • External
Duration
1 years full-time
2 years part-time

This program is not available to Australian government student visa holders.

Duration
1 years full-time
2 years part-time

This program is not available to Australian government student visa holders.

Entry
February
Entry
February

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) completed within the last ten years in any of the following areas or relevant disciplines:

  • biology
  • biochemistry
  • biotechnology
  • biomedical sciences
  • cell biology
  • dentistry
  • dietetics
  • forensic science
  • genetics
  • medicine
  • nursing
  • pharmacy
  • veterinary science

If your degree was completed more than ten years ago, you must provide evidence of graduate work experience and/or further studies since course completion with your application for it to be considered.

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) score of 4.00 on QUT's 7 point scale completed within the last ten years in any of the following areas or relevant disciplines:

  • biology
  • biochemistry
  • biotechnology
  • biomedical sciences
  • cell biology
  • dentistry
  • dietetics
  • forensic science
  • genetics
  • medicine
  • nursing
  • pharmacy
  • veterinary science

If your degree was completed more than ten years ago, you must provide evidence of graduate work experience; and; or further studies since course completion with your application for it to be considered.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: $24,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $34,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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