What you will learn

Gain contemporary skills and knowledge for your job now.

Advances in genomic medicine mean oncologists can now develop personalised precision treatment strategies for cancer patients.

This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for health professionals, researchers and other professionals in the oncology sector seeking the practical knowledge to interpret the genomic data reports that are essential to personalised cancer care.

Delivered in partnership with the VCCC Alliance, this course gives you access to leading oncological experts who'll provide evidence-based insights and indispensable guidance on using genomic data to enhance treatment plans.

Explore essential components of genomic data

Gain a solid understanding of the key components used to interpret genomic data. Examine genomic mutations specific to cancer patients, explore genome sequencing methodology, and learn about new techniques for collecting and storing genomic samples.

Analyse and interpret real-life genomic reports

Explore actual genomic reports and gain valuable practical skills to confidently interpret a cancer patient's genomic data before using your new knowledge to develop precision treatment strategies.

Understand new technologies in genomic medicine

You will review contemporary case studies and be introduced to the latest advances in genomic technologies and clinical applications. Discover how these breakthroughs are helping prevent, diagnose, and treat disease.

Apply your knowledge to a patient case study

Gain feedback from oncological experts and build on your understanding of genomic data. You'll develop a detailed report that outlines your recommendations for personalised care based on a patient's genomic profile. The practical experience you gain will be immediately applicable to your professional context.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Dr David Kok

Associate Director of Radiation Oncology and Radiation Oncologist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

David's clinical expertise includes the use of Stereotactic Radiosurgery, VMAT and Intensity Modulated radiotherapy to achieve the best possible outcomes for his patients. As an educator, David is focused on developing curricula and educational programs that acknowledge and maximize the benefit of individual learning styles avoiding and opposing 'one size fits all' approaches.

Professor Grant McArthur

Executive Director, VCCC Alliance and Medical Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Centre

Grant is a Fellow of the RACP and holds a PhD in Medical Biology. He is the inaugural Lorenzo Galli Chair of Melanoma and Skin Cancers at UoM and is a Senior Principal Research Fellow (NHMRC). He is a national and international study co-chair of a number of clinical trials of targeted therapies. His research interests are broad and include discovery of novel drug targets in cancer, targeting oncogenes, immunological effect of targeted therapies and metabolism and protein synthesis in cancer.

More from this series

Take multiple courses to deepen your knowledge or stack towards a full degree.

The Emerging Topics in Oncology series

Developed in partnership with the VCCC Alliance, this series gives health professionals, researchers and other professionals in the oncology sector the opportunity to build knowledge and confidence in high-demand skills areas, including clinical trials, drug commercialisation, precision medicine and genomics, and health economics.

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For individuals

To take Using Genomic Data for Personalised Care as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.

VCCC Alliance partners are eligible to receive a 10% discount on fees for this course.

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Using Genomic Data for Personalised Care, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.

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