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Master of Genomics and Health

    • CRICOS Code: 096349K

    Where will this take me?

    Overview

    Graduates will be equipped with a scholarly ability to contribute evidence-based genomics expertise within multidisciplinary settings. You’ll be an asset to a variety of fields including, but not limited to:  health ethics, public policy, variant curation science, bioinformatics, clinical trials and research.

    Broad career opportunities and application

    Public health and health policy - Graduates from science, biomedical science or health sciences can undertake electives from the Master of Public Health and/or science communication with internships in government, health policy think tanks, hospital settings or community advocacy groups.

    Science - Variant curation is a process of examining genomic data results and using literature and databases to provide evidence about whether a patient’s genomic results have clinical significance. There is a need for variant curator scientists working in clinical services or in research. Graduates of applied science, science or biomedical science can undertake electives in bioinformatics, the research stream with internships with clinical laboratories including pathology services, or clinical services with a focus on learning hands-on variant curation.

    Clinical trials and research - Coordination, patient recruitment and informed consent are critical to the success of clinical trials and research. Graduates from science, biomedical science or health sciences can undertake the research stream, electives from the Master of Public Health and/or science communication with internships in research organisations, clinical trials centres, and the pharmaceutical industry.

    Medical and allied health settings - Health practitioners whose disciplines are at the forefront of the genomics revolution and wish to be better prepared to incorporate this area into your practice.  Specialist clinicians and nurses looking to upskill in genomics will gain valuable knowledge and skills in genomics to apply to your everyday practice, or prepare you for more research or education based roles.

    Law - Medical law is an exciting field. Ethical discourse and legal leadership are required to ensure safe, equitable and appropriate health system integration. Graduates with a legal background can gain specialist genomics knowledge and the Masters will allow you to tailor your studies to focus on legal research, or undertake a range of relevant electives to support more applied career paths.

    Further study

    Completing the research stream within the Master of Genomics and Health will satisfy the 25 point research pathway to PhD admission.

    Please note: the Master of Genomics and Health does not provide you with accreditation to practice as a genetic counsellor, please see the Master of Genetic Counselling for more information.