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Graduate Certificate in Systems Medicine (GradCertSysMed)


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Title Graduate Certificate in Systems Medicine (GradCertSysMed)
Course Code C1152
Study Level Graduate Certificate
Organisational Unit Graduate Research
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Garth Maker | Email: G.Maker@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 1288

Qualification Graduate Certificate in Systems Medicine (GradCertSysMed)
Duration 6 months full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Not currently available to new admissions
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description This 6-month Graduate Certificate course is designed to train students in omics science technologies Students will gain extensive theoretical knowledge and practical experience from researchers at the forefront of systems medicine. On completion of this course, graduates will have high level of multidisciplinary expertise to meet the skills currently sought by employers in academia/industry/healthcare sectors. Students will undertake 12 points of taught coursework.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings A recognised Bachelor Degree(AQF Level 7) with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, including studies in either biochemistry or chemistry AND either mathematics or statistics. Applicants who can show equivalent knowledge through vocational training and/or experience will be considered.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes On completion of this course, graduates will be able to:
CLO1: Explain the theory of different omics techniques and their application in systems medicine
CLO2: Recognise and explain the applicability of systems medicine within different clinical domains
CLO3: Critically analyse and interpret complex omics datasets
Employment Prospects In research institutes, hospitals, industries within health care; scientific professional, technical professional and academia
Main research areas Phenomics, systems medicine, bioinformatics, clinical areas (aging, cardiometabolic diseases, maternal and early life), omics science
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 12 credit points

Core Units

Core Units - 6 credit points

BIO512 Introduction to Systems Medicine - 3 points

BIO513 Introduction to bioinformatics and data science - 3 points

Specified Electives - 6 credit points

Select from the following:

BIO514 Systems Medicine in Maternal and Early Life - 3 points

BIO515 Systems Medicine in Cardiometabolic Disease - 3 points

BIO516 Systems Medicine in Brain Health and Neuropathology - 3 points

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