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- Rated above world standard Genetics, Excellence in Research Australia 2018
Facts & figures
The Discipline of Genomic Medicine is represented by teaching and research staff on campus and in each of the clinical schools and the research institutes of the University of Sydney.
Subdisciplines of genomic medicine include: clinical genetics; genetic counselling; molecular, biochemical and population genetics; cytogenetics; genetic epidemiology; genetic therapy; newborn screening; and genetic education. Genomic medicine comprises these many facets and includes the diagnosis, investigation, prevention and treatment of genetic disorders.
In keeping with the rapidly expanding knowledge base in genomics, our research and clinical practice are diverse and constantly changing. We contribute to molecular medicine; ocular genetics; neurogenetics; immunogenetics; craniofacial genetics; inborn errors of metabolism in children and adults; skeletal disorders; genetics in cancer; renal and cardiac genetic disorders; and single nucleotide association studies in the context of complex disease.
We introduce the basic and clinical sciences in the first two years of the MD program via a curriculum oriented to identifying, working with and solving problems. The program integrates four themes: basic and clinical sciences; patient and doctor; population medicine; and personal and professional development.
The principles of medical genetics and genomics, inborn errors of metabolism, newborn screening and genetic therapies are introduced as the first problem in block 1 (theme 1). We will revisit these principles frequently during the first two years of the curriculum. We introduce ethical issues arising from the diagnosis of genetic disorders and prenatal diagnosis in parallel personal and professional development sessions.
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With researchers located throughout the faculty and its clinical schools, the diversity and currency of clinical genomic research is reflected across our range of research areas.
Areas of research include: