Postgraduate course

Graduate Diploma in Systems Medicine

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.

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Murdoch code

G1089

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

1

Selection rank

CRICOS code

103898G
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Overview

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).

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 a Master level training program.

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Structure

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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