Genome dna vector illustration

Why study genomics and precision medicine

Discover why our range of genomics and precision medicine courses could be the right choice for you
A career in genomics and precision medicine may enable you to contribute to discoveries that can have profound implications for both medicine and science.

Flexible course options

At the University of Sydney, we offer a range of postgraduate coursework degrees focusing on genetics and precision medicine so you can tailor your units of study to match your goals.

If you’re a medical graduate, you can choose to study a:

We also have postgraduate coursework degrees for science graduates:

Learn from the best

Our postgraduate coursework degrees in genomics and precision medicine are taught by subject-matter experts from both Sydney Medical School and the School of Medical Sciences

Our degrees have been designed by experts who will guide your learning and facilitate valuable interactions within the classroom.

Your teachers all share a common passion for educating and enabling their students to help others.

Get the professional edge

Both Sydney Medical School and the School of Medical Sciences are world-class teaching schools that have been rated highly in international university rankings.

Sydney Medical School is ranked 25th in the world for Medicine and 2nd in Australia (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023).

We are also ranked 25th in the world for Life Sciences (QS World Rankings by Subject 2023) and 3rd in Australia for Molecular Biology & Genetics (US News Best Global Universities by Subject 2023).

Our range of Genomics and Precision Medicine courses for medical graduates are designed to complement the practical experience you will obtain through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) should you choose to specialise in Clinical Genetics, or other subspecialty areas such as neurology.

One of the units of study in our genomics and precision medicine coursework program is approved as the University coursework component of advanced training in Clinical Genetics.

Diverse career opportunities

Geneticists have a wide range of career options. They can work in academia, research institutions, hospitals, biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies.

Clinical Geneticists (who come from a medical background) specialise in the field of genetics and genomic diagnosis, and are increasingly involved in gene therapies and management of genetic conditions.

Laboratory Geneticists (who come from a science background) including diagnostic molecular scientists and researchers, play a crucial role in understanding the genetic basis of various biological processes, diseases, and traits and furthering the field of genomic diagnostics and precision medicine research.

19 December 2023

Related articles