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What will I learn?

Rapid advances in genomics in the last decade are expected to bring about benefits and challenges in health care. These advances require a workforce able to incorporate new ways of thinking about, and applying genomics knowledge in clinical practice and policy.

The Graduate Diploma in Genomics and Health provides advanced training in the current and potential impact on health and medicine brought about by advances in genomics and related technologies.

The Graduate Diploma in Genomics and Health is a 1-year nested award within the 2-year Master of Genomics and Health.

Can be applied to a range of future careers

Designed for a broad audience, the graduate programs in Genomics and Health will prepare you for a future within a wide range of genomics related careers.

Relevant to medical and allied health professionals who wish to upskill in the area of genomics and medicine. Or recent undergraduates in science and biomedicine who want to broaden their careers beyond the laboratory. It will also be relevant to those with a health or science background who seek careers in clinical trials, education, community-based organisations such as genetic support groups, government or those seeking an entry point into a graduate research degree.

A flexible and personalised learning experience

The program adopts a blended learning approach, utilising both self-paced online learning, and face-to-face tutorials and workshops that allows you to apply your knowledge in a problem-based learning environment.

Taught by research and education leaders in genomics

Led by research and education leaders within the Melbourne Children's Campus, incorporating expertise from the Royal Children's Hospital, the Murdoch Children's Institute for Research and The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics.

Further study

You can further develop your genomics expertise by completing an additional year (100 credit points) of study with the Master of Genomics and Health.

Graduates from this program are well placed to access exciting new career opportunities across a multitude of fields, including:

  • Public Health and Health Policy
  • Science
  • Clinical trials and research
  • Medical and Allied Health Settings
  • Law.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

CRICOS

096348M

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$51,136.00 (27,55,172) per year
Start date

February 2023

Venue

The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus,

Grattan Street,

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3010, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants need to successfully complete an undergraduate degree. English language requirements: IELTS (academic English Only) - 6.5 overall, with written 6.5 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 577 + TWE 4.5; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score from a minimum between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50; Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score from a minimum 176 with no skill below 169.

For international students

In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

an undergraduate degree, in a cognate discipline such as Science, Health Sciences, Social Work, Psychology, Medicine, or related discipline, with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%) or equivalent; and
pre-requisite studies in biology to first year undergraduate level, or equivalent and genetics to second year undergraduate, or equivalent

or
six years of documented relevant work experience in a cognate discipline; and
pre-requisite studies in biology to first year undergraduate level, or equivalent and genetics to second year undergraduate, or equivalent
or
an undergraduate degree in any discipline, or equivalent, with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%), or equivalent; and
at least two years of documented relevant work experience; and
pre-requisite studies in biology to first year undergraduate level, or equivalent and genetics to second year undergraduate, or equivalent

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
TOEFL (paper-based test): 577 +, TWE 4.5;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13);
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 +, no communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 +, no skill below 169.

Applications for 2021 start-year intake close on 7th November.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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