Diagnostic genomics

Genomics is a rapidly evolving field, critical to cutting-edge health care and personalised medicine. It focuses on the structure, function, evolution, mapping, and editing of genomes. In contrast to genetics, which is devoted to the study of individual genes and their roles in inheritance, genomics studies all of a person's genes, how they are interrelated, and their influence upon them.

We offer the first and only graduate certificate, graduate diploma, and master's degree in diagnostic genomics in Australasia. You will be taught by leading researchers from the Centre for Genomics and Personalised Health, 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 also offer insight into cross-disciplinary professions including ethics, genetic counselling, medical genetics, law, and bioinformatics.

Study pathways

We offer three Diagnostic genomics courses for healthcare professionals wishing to expand their knowledge or build a career in this area.

Graduate certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Diagnostic Genomics is ideal for healthcare professionals who are looking to improve their knowledge of this growing discipline and its applications in health care. It offers a short, focused program of study in the core areas of diagnostic genetics, genetic technologies, disease pathogenesis and human genetics. 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.

Graduate diploma

The Graduate Diploma in Diagnostic Genomics 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 - molecular genetics, cytogenetics, or biochemical genetics - allows you to align this study with your career goals.

Master's degree

The Master of Diagnostic Genomics will allow you to develop advanced knowledge and research skills that prepare you to meet the requirements for HGSA professional accreditation as a diagnostic genomics scientist. You may align your study with specific career goals by selecting speciality units 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 biology. A six-month placement in an appropriate clinical or research laboratory, during which you will complete a research dissertation, is a key feature of the program.

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