In this course you will learn to apply theoretical knowledge and gain further practical experience in several of the techniques commonly used in systems medicine. You will grow your research skills and develop your own research proposal under the guidance of leading researchers.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
This degree builds on the Graduate Certificate course and is designed to provide you with systematic training in individual components of systems medicine. As part of the Graduate Diploma course, you will have a unique opportunity to build basic and general research skills in conducting a real-world clinical research project in the state-of-the art laboratory under the supervision of leading researchers.
Topics covered include 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.
6 reasons to study a Graduate Diploma 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.
- Refine learned skills by undertaking a research project that addresses a real-world medical problem, choosing from 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, bioinformaticians and health economists.
- 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.
- Discuss a range of health challenges with experts in drug design and molecular therapy, surgical innovation, health policy, medical devices, nanotechnology, manipulating the gut-brain axis and global health.
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
- general research methods for omics scientists
- research design in systems medicine
- clinical application areas (cardiometabolic diseases, maternal and early life, ageing and/or neuropathologies).
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 a Master level training program.
- Perth campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
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.
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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