Systems Medicine

Graduate Certificate in Systems Medicine (GradCertSysMed)

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Systems medicine is the basis of future healthcare strategies. In this Graduate Certificate course, you will develop an introductory understanding for systems medicine and gain practical experience from researchers at the forefront of the field.

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  • Selection Rank

  • Course Code

    • C1152
  • Study Mode

    • Full-time or part-time
      (Not open to student visa holders)
  • Course Duration

    • 6 months full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

  • Course Code

    • C1152
  • Study Mode

    • Full-time or part-time
      (Not open to student visa holders)
  • Course Duration

    • 6 months full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

This course is designed to provide you with systematic training in individual components of systems medicine. This includes genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, metagenomics and metabonomics (metabolomics). A strong focus is placed on metabolic phenotyping and computational biology, which will be supported by access to facilities within the Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC) and Centre for Computational and Systems Medicine (CCSM). You will gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience and understand its application in areas of unmet medical needs such as maternal and early life, aging and neuropathology and cardiometabolic diseases.

You will also develop various transferable skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and team-building. This course will prepare you for employment in the increasingly multidisciplinary and borderless clinical and biomedical environments.

5 reasons to study a Graduate Certificate in Systems Medicine at Murdoch

  • Learn cutting-edge laboratory techniques in one of the most advanced multi-omic facilities in the world.
  • Combine hands-on laboratory experience with computational skills and build confidence in handling ‘big data’ using bioinformatic workflows.
  • Understand the application of systems medicine research to real-world problems, including areas such as maternal and infant health, cardiometabolic diseases, neuropathologies, gut health and microbial impact.
  • You will be part of a vibrant and supportive learning environment with opportunities to learn from world-class experts including clinicians, technologists, and bioinformaticians.
  • Take advantage of our strong links with industry and the Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC), which houses the largest state-of-the-art metabolic phenotyping facility in an academic environment.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • systems medicine
  • bioinformatics and data science
  • clinical application areas (cardiometabolic diseases, maternal and early life, aging and neuropathologies).

Your career

You’ll graduate with the theoretical knowledge and specialised practical skills required for employment in multiple areas of biomedical and clinical research as well as application into agriculture and veterinary sciences. Graduates will be suited to careers in hospitals, universities and higher education establishments, pharmaceutical and food industries, start-ups in the biomedical sector, government advisory bodies, scientific management or data science.

This course will also prepare you for progression onto higher degrees, such as Graduate Diploma or Master level training programs.

  • Location

    • Perth Campus or external
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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Be welcomed into the Murdoch University community with one of our three different Welcome Scholarships: the International Welcome Scholarship, International Welcome Scholarship – Australia or International Honours Welcome Scholarship.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Sorry, this course does not accept admissions for commencement in Semester 1. Please consider starting your studies in Semester 2.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Sorry, this course does not accept admissions for commencement in Semester 1. Please consider starting your studies in Semester 2.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

 

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  • Check the course details
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to clarify your eligibility
  • Check your eligibility for a scholarship
  • Prepare your documentation (see the checklist below)
  • Ask us any questions you might have (we're here to help!)
  • Now you're ready to apply!

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae
  • Two referee reports – one academic and one personal
  • A typed, signed 400-word personal statement outlining how your professional/research experience relates to this course (only for those who do not meet the minimum entry requirement).

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae
  • Two referee reports – one academic and one personal
  • A typed, signed 400-word personal statement outlining how your professional/research experience relates to this course (only for those who do not meet the minimum entry requirement).
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)