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Graduate Diploma in Systems Medicine (GradDipSysMed)

  • G1089GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN SYSTEMS MEDICINE

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Title Graduate Diploma in Systems Medicine (GradDipSysMed)
Course Code G1089
Study Level Graduate Diploma
Organisational Unit Graduate Research
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Graduate Diploma in Systems Medicine (GradDipSysMed)
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description This 1-year Graduate Diploma course is designed to train students in omics science technologies. Students will gain extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of key
omic techniques 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. Students will undertake 12 points of taught coursework and 12 points of research preparation.
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 theoretical knowledge 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
CLO4: Exercise effective communication and technical skills to evaluate research output
CLO5: Design and plan a substantial piece of systems medicine research in a clinically relevant discipline
CLO6: Communicate research output to audience of different levels from general public to expert audience
CLO7: Create an experimental design and analysis plan for conducting a multi-omic study taking account of analytical platforms, clinical samples and financial constraints into account
CLO8: Competently use different spectroscopic techniques for analysis of biological specimens
CLO9: Competently analyse omics dataset using appropriate data analysis
techniques.
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 - 24 credit points

Core Units

Core Units - 18 credit points

BIO512 Introduction to Systems Medicine - 3 points
MURDOCH: AU3-internal

BIO513 BIO513 Introduction to bioinformatics and data science - 3 points
MURDOCH: AU3-internal

VLS683 Advanced Research Methods for Scientists - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1S-internal, S1S-external, S2N3-internal, S2N3-external

BIO510 BIO510 Research design in systems medicine - 9 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Specified Electives

Specified Electives - 6 credit points

Select from the following:

Specified Electives - 6 credit points

BIO514 Systems Medicine in Maternal and Early Life - 3 points
MURDOCH: AU1-internal

BIO515 Systems Medicine in Cardiometabolic Disease - 3 points
MURDOCH: AU1-internal

BIO516 Systems Medicine in Brain Health and Neuropathology - 3 points
MURDOCH: AU1-internal

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