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Master of Medicine (Genomics and Precision Medicine)

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Overview

New in 2020, this program will broaden your knowledge and enhance your clinical practice in this new and increasingly relevant field.

The rapid development of genomics is already having a significant impact on diagnostics, screening, counselling and therapeutics across the clinical sphere. As new discoveries and trials improve patient care, this impact will only increase with time. 

Our genomics and precision medicine program is offered through a series of articulated awards, providing you with a flexible route to enhance your medical practice as part of your continuing professional education. 

Taught by senior and highly-experienced clinicians and researchers, the program incorporates units of study with increasing depth and breadth in the area of cancer genomics, ethical legal and counselling issues, and genomic therapeutics and precision medicine, and is suitable for both trainees and experienced medical practitioners.  

The genomics coursework is designed to fit in with your busy working life and is delivered entirely online. It is highly relevant to clinical practice and uses case based learning.

Who is this course for?

The genomics and precision medicine program is designed for those wishing to broaden their knowledge of genomics and precision medicine. It is suitable for recent and established clinicians and is particularly relevant to those with an interest in clinical genetics, paediatrics, obstetrics, neurology and oncology.

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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.

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What you'll study

 The Master of Medicine (Genomics and Precision Medicine) requires completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:

  • 12 credit points of compulsory units of study;
  • A minimum of 24 and maximum of 36 credit points of stream specific units of study; and
  • Up to 12 credit points of elective units of study.

The course can be studied full-time or part-time and is delivered online. 

Units of Study

Capstone (compulsory project)

The capstone unit, GMED5005 Evidence and Ethics in Genomics, aims to develop the ethical and critical thinking needed to inform best clinical practice. It is divided into two parts: an introduction to key ethical concepts and methods of ethical analysis relevant to health care practice and research and an overview of the evidence.

Students will critically appraise the evidence base related to an area of practice in their workplace or a clinical guideline. This will require the development of a clinical question, a literature review, then an appraisal of the literature and application of the evidence to individual patient care. It will further refine clinical epidemiology and critical appraisal skills developed in CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology.

Course opportunities

Study Genomics and Precision Medicine at the level that suits your professional and personal needs. Students can upgrade or downgrade their course, providing the relevant requirements are met.

The following courses will be offered in the program:

  • Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Genomics and Precision Medicine)
  • Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Genomics and Precision Medicine)
  • Master of Medicine (Genomics and Precision Medicine)
  • Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Genomics and Precision Medicine)

Students may also choose to enrol in a single unit which may subsequently be credited to a relevant degree. Alternatively, a single unit of study may be completed as a short course. Information about these options can be found here.

Professional accreditation

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians Clinical Genetics Advanced Training Committee has approved GMED5001 Genomics in Clinical Practice to fulfill the Genetics University Course Requirement for advanced training in Clinical Genetics. It is suitable for all practitioners who require a working knowledge of genomics in clinical practice. This unit can be undertaken as part of a Genomics and Precision Medicine degree, as a non-degree unit or as a short course.

Future study options

Outstanding graduates may be eligible to pursue a higher degree by research in the courses of Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine) and Master of Philosophy (Medicine) offered by Sydney Medical School.

A research degree provides students with the opportunity to prepare a substantial piece of work which represents a significant contribution in a particular field of study and to gain transferable skills in general research methodology.

The school is affiliated with over 40 independent medical research institutes aimed at achieving medical firsts in specialist areas of health and medicine.

Sydney Medical School provides an outstanding environment for postgraduate research. Our research activities consistently attract high levels of funding from the federal and state governments, overseas funding agencies and other public and private sources.

Career pathways & prospects

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protective clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through a government approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government. Further information is available from https://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/living-costs/health-insurance.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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