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Overview

The next breakthroughs in personalised medicine and genetic therapies will require a workforce with the skills to understand and use a range of genetic techniques and technologies, to interpret complex data sets, and to translate diagnostic, scientific and laboratory findings into clinical practice.

The Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Science (Genomics and Precision Medicine) is designed to meet the rapidly growing demand in biomedical science for graduates who are skilled in state-of-the-art omic techniques and who are versed in the language of genetics.

Why study with us

  • Study the latest techniques, developments and breakthroughs in genetic and proteomic technology especially with relevance to clinical care. 
  • Learn from leading clinician and basic biomedical scientists from across the Faculty of Medicine and Health and its partners, including the Children’s Medical Research Institute.
  • Develop expertise in genetics and ‘omics relevant to all areas of medicine which have significant impact on clinical management including cancer, infectious diseases, neurology, cardiology, nephrology, ophthalmology and other subspecialty areas in paediatrics, obstetrics and adult care.
  • Broaden your horizons in Genomics by taking one of the elective units of study
  • 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 teaching hospitals such as Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown and Westmead Hospital – home of the new facility that will produce specialised gene therapy tools for clinical use.

Who should study this course?

The Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Science (Genomics and Precision Medicine) 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 genetic diseases. It is also suitable for those wishing to upgrade from the embedded Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Science (Genomics and Precision Medicine). This degree will allow you to hone and expand your skills and knowledge in the genomic sciences in a range of careers and settings including genomics diagnostics and genetic therapies.

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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 - 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)

What you'll study

In the Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Science (Genomics and Precision Medicine) you’ll study 36 credit points of subjects, including two 6 credit point core units in Clinical Laboratory Science and Genomics, Omics and Medical Applications.

You will also complete up to 24 credit points of stream selective units spanning Cancer and Pathogen Genomics, Disease Diagnosis and Treatment, and Genomics in Clinical Practice. Alternatively, complement your studies with an elective unit of study.

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CORE

SELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

Clinical Laboratory Science

Genomics in
Clinical Practice

Cancer Genomics

Drugs and Devices: R and D to Registration

Genomics, Omics & Medical Applications

Pathogen Genomics

Units of Study

Admission criteria

Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Science (Genomics and Precision Medicine) 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;
  • Or completion of embedded Graduate Certificate. 

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 Diploma in Biomedical Science (Genomics and Precision Medicine) will be eligible to apply for enrolment into the Master of Biomedical Science (Genomics and Precision Medicine).

Career pathways

Graduates from the Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Sciences (Genomics and Precision Medicine) will have deep and broad knowledge of genetic medicine, research literature and genomic techniques. They are 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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