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
  • 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 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.

Prospective students can view the program flyer and contact 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