Master of Genomics and Health

    • CRICOS Code: 096349K

    Course overview

    • 2 years full time / 4 years part time
    • On Campus (Parkville)
    • Available to domestic and international students.
    • Summer Intake - January


    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 Master of Genomics and Health provides advanced training in the current and potential impact on health and medicine brought about by advances in genomics and related technologies.

    The Master of Genomics and Health is a 200 point nested award with exit points at the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma level.

    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 Master of 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.

    Pathway to a PhD

    As a Masters student you will be assisted with organising relevant internships and research projects. Successful completion of the research stream will satisfy the 25 point research pathway to PhD admission.

    Free information evening! 

    We would like to invite you to attend our information evening to learn about exciting careers in Genomics. This is relevant to students interested in either Master of Genetic Counselling (MGC) or Master of Genomics and Health (MGH).

    A/Prof Jan Hodgson, Program Director will give a short presentation about both programs and key Senior Lecturers will also be available to answer questions.

    Refreshments will be served after the presentation which will provide an opportunity for further discussion with Faculty.

    Time: Friday 23rd August from 5:30pm – 7:00pm

    Venue: Royal Children's Hospital, Vernon Collins Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Heath Education and Learning Precinct, 50 Flemington Road, Parkville, VIC 3052.

    Please register here.