Graduate Certificate in Genomics and Health

  • CRICOS code: 096347A

Course overview

  • 6 months full time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February


Rapid advances in genomics in the last decade are expected to bring about benefits and challenges in health care. These advances require a workforce able to incorporate new ways of thinking about, and applying, genomics knowledge in clinical practice and policy.

The Graduate Certificate in Genomics and Health provides an introduction to the current and potential impact on health and medicine brought about by advances in genomics and related technologies.

The Graduate Certificate in Genomics and Health is a 6-month nested award within the 2-year Master of Genomics and Health course.

Can be applied to a range of future careers

Designed for a broad audience, the graduate programs in Genomics and Health will prepare you for a future within a wide range of genomics related careers.

Relevant to medical and allied health professionals who wish to upskill in the area of genomics and medicine. Or recent undergraduates in science and biomedicine who want to broaden their careers beyond the laboratory. It will also be relevant to those with a health or science background who seek careers in clinical trials, education, community-based organisations such as genetic support groups, government or those seeking an entry point into a graduate research degree.

First of its kind in Australia

The University of Melbourne has long been at the forefront of delivering genetics education. The Graduate Certificate in Genomics and Health is the first course of its kind to be offered in Australia.

A flexible and personalised learning experience

The program adopts a blended learning approach, utilising both self-paced online learning, and face-to-face tutorials and workshops that allows you to apply your knowledge in a problem-based learning environment.

Taught by research and education leaders in genomics

Led by research and education leaders within the Melbourne Children's Campus, incorporating expertise from the Royal Children's Hospital, the Murdoch Children's Institute for Research and The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics.

Prospective students can view the program flyer and may contact MGC-MGH@unimelb.edu.au for all enquiries.

Genomics and Health Course Information Evening - Wednesday 24th August - 5.30pm - 6.30pm

We would like to invite you to attend our information evening to learn about a career in genomics.

The Master of Genomics and Health, the first such program in Australia, has been designed to prepare a workforce that is knowledgeable and skilled in practical, ethical and socially responsible implementation of genomics in health.

Students will gain knowledge about genomics and engage in discourse around the current and potential impact on health and medicine brought about by advances in genomics and genomic technologies.

The Masters program (200 points) provides 40 days of relevant industry internships and students can select a research stream which provides adequate training for those who wish to undertake a PhD in future.

There are options available for a Graduate Certificate (50 points) or a Graduate Diploma (100 points).

Drs Sharon Lewis and Belinda McClaren will give a short presentation about the program. Past and current students will talk about their experiences of the program and will be available to answer questions.

Registration is essential