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Overview

Rapid and accurate diagnosis of disease is critical if we are to combat today's health problems. The development of the next generation of diagnostic assays will require a workforce with the skills to understand, optimise and use a range of cutting-edge techniques and technologies, to interpret medical and research data, and to translate scientific and laboratory findings into clinical practice.

The Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Science (Advanced Diagnostics and Prognostics) is designed to meet the rapidly growing demand in the pathology industry for graduates who are trained in state-of-the-art clinical laboratory techniques and will equip students for further study or a future career in the diagnostic sciences.

Why study with us

  • You will study the latest techniques, developments and breakthroughs in pathology and biochemistry and its application to the diagnosis of clinically relevant diseases.
  • Learn from world-leading pathologists and biomedical researchers from across the Faculty of Medicine and Health and its partners including the Institute for Clinical Pathology and Medical Research (ICPMR).
  • Develop expertise in biomarker validation and diagnostic assay development.
  • Learn in a variety of environments including innovative new teaching and learning spaces, teaching and research laboratories, immersive clinical environments and online.
  • Leverage the proximity of our location to leading treatment centres including Royal Prince Alfred Hospital at Camperdown and Westmead Hospital – part of the largest hospital complex in the southern hemisphere.

Who should study this course?

The Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Science (Advanced Diagnostics and Prognostics) is suitable for recent science and health graduates as well as established scientists or clinicians who want to advance their careers in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. This degree will allow you to hone and expand your skills and knowledge of biomarkers and diagnostic assays and understand how these are leading to more informed clinical decisions. 

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Closing dates

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Closing dates

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

In the Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Science (Advanced Diagnostics and Prognostics) you’ll study 24 credit points of subjects, including two 6 credit point core units in Clinical Laboratory Science and Advanced Diagnostics and Disease Biomarkers.

You will also complete 12 credit points of stream selective units spanning the Omics, Disease Diagnosis and Treatment.

Example only:

                     CORE

SELECTIVE

Clinical Laboratory Science

Advanced Diagnostics and Disease Biomarkers

Advances in Disease Diagnosis & Treatment

Pathogen Genomics

Units of Study

Admission requirement

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Science (Advanced Diagnostics and Prognostics) requires:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher award in science, medical or veterinary science, biomedical science, health science or a health-related discipline from the University of Sydney, or qualifications deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Handbooks Online and the University of Sydney calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents. 

Note: The 2021 Handbook will be available on the 19th November, 2020.

Course opportunities

Outstanding students who complete the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Science (Advanced Diagnostics and Prognostics) will be eligible to apply for enrolment into either the Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Science (Advanced Diagnostics and Prognostics) or the Master of Biomedical Science (Advanced Diagnostics and Prognostics). 

Career pathways

Graduates from the Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Science (Advanced Diagnostics and Prognostics) will have knowledge of clinically-relevant biomarkers and diagnostic assays. They will be versed in the research literature and laboratory techniques related to the diagnosis of disease. They will be able to adopt an evidence - based approach in clinical laboratories, and in non-clinical settings. 

Contact the course coordinators

Associate Professor Scott Byrne - scott.byrne@sydney.edu.au

Associate Professor Tina Hinton - tina.hinton@sydney.edu.au

Dr Megan Steain - megan.steain@sydney.edu.au

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