Systems Medicine (Research)

Master of Systems Medicine (MSysMed(Res))

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In this course you will gain extensive theoretical knowledge in omics science, technology and the application in healthcare. You will apply this new knowledge to undertake a real-world health-care project and develop your interdisciplinary research skills to tackle global health challenges.

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  • Selection Rank

  • Course Code

    • M1302
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 0101861
  • Course Code

    • M1302
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

In this course, you will get a unique opportunity to conduct a real-world clinical research project in the state-of-the art laboratory under the supervision of leading researchers. The research project can be in an area of your choice and aims to address global unmet clinical needs.

This degree 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.

6 reasons to study a Master of Systems Medicine (Research) 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
  • advanced research methods for scientists
  • research design in systems medicine
  • clinical application areas (cardiometabolic diseases, maternal and early life, aging and/or 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 entry into doctoral training programmes.

Not ready to take on the Masters course just yet? Systems Medicine is also offered as a Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma.

  • Location

    • Perth campus
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
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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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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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  • 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)